Department of Orthopaedics at North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, New York 11030
North Shore University Hospital's award-winning Department of Orthopaedics is part of an extensive network of world-class orthopaedic resources available through the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. The orthopaedic physicians offer unparalleled expertise in general orthopaedic surgery as well as highly specialized surgical procedures. The strength of the program comes from a multidisciplinary team approach that draws on the expertise and experience of high-caliber specialists to develop an individualized care plan for each patient.
The department’s mission is to provide high quality, personalized care to every patient from diagnosis through all phases of treatment and rehabilitation, as well as to perform research that transforms ideas into cutting-edge treatments for our patients.
North Shore University Hospital is a tertiary center that offers comprehensive patient care. It is a Level I trauma center with an extensive emergency department, well-equipped and highly technical main and ambulatory operating rooms and a free-standing rehabilitation center. State-of-the-art medical care is readily available including extensive surgical and medical intensive care units.
The orthopaedic surgeons are sought-after experts who lecture locally, nationally and internationally. Several have been at the forefront in the development of multiple orthopaedic devices. Some of these breakthroughs are used by surgeons across the United States:
- Total hip replacements systems
- Total knee replacement systems
- Cannulated screw fixation
- Universal screw fixation
- Bone anchors
- Cartilage regeneration system
The department has 76 actively practicing board-certified orthopaedic surgeons on staff as well as seven orthopaedic residents and eight physician assistants. The department is sub-divided into the following areas:
- Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
- Trauma & Fracture Care
- Sports Medicine
- Hand & Wrist
- Foot & Ankle
- Musculoskeletal Oncology
- General Orthopaedics
A large volume of general orthopaedic operations and reconstructive surgeries including total joint replacements, spine surgery, and fracture fixation are performed weekly at the hospital. The department’s specialized operating rooms are well equipped with the latest technology for performing highly specialized orthopaedic procedures.
In addition, the department has a robust ambulatory surgery orthopaedic program for surgeries such as arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, ankle and virtually all hand and foot procedures.
For patients who will be staying in the hospital for one or more nights, the department offers an Orthopaedic Patient Care Unit. The nurses have received specialized training for providing care to surgical patients, and many have received advanced certifications in orthopaedic nursing. The orthopaedic clinics are very active and the department provides a weekly, general orthopaedic clinic and monthly specialty clinics for sports, total joint, hand, foot/ankle, spine/scoliosis, trauma and orthopaedics.
Spinal Surgery Program
North Shore University Hospital’s Spinal Surgery Program offers comprehensive care within a highly integrated health care system. The fellowship-trained orthopedists provide an array of services including discectomy, laminectomy, and fusion. The program’s goal is to provide specialized care to every patient and return each patient to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. The surgeons of the spine program are involved in orthopaedic research and utilize the latest technological advancements in their surgical procedures. At North Shore University Hospital, patients have access to a specialized multidisciplinary team including pain management, cardiology, traumatologists, and physiatrists. Utilizing a team approach to patient care optimizes patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Total Joint Replacement Program
North Shore University Hospital’s Total Joint Replacement Program offers a continuum of musculoskeletal care within a highly integrated health care system. The program is designed to deliver high quality specialized care to every patient and return each patient to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. The program’s fellowship-trained orthopedists bring the highest level of credentials, specialty training, and experience to the Total Joint Replacement Program. They work together with a treatment team that provides an exceptional level of personal attention to every patient. The team employs the latest techniques available to enhance the clinical team’s ability to restore function and maximize the clinical outcomes of patients.
Honors and awards
North Shore University Hospital has continually been recognized as a top performing hospital:
- The hospital received the 2012 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.
- The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has received a five-star total hip replacement rating from Healthgrades for 2012.
- Recognition by Blue Cross Blue Shield – The Total Joint Replacement Program and Spinal Surgery Program both received BCBS' Blue Center of Distinction award.
- Recognition by U.S. News & World Report – A number of the orthopaedic surgeons have been recognized as top doctors within their areas of specialty.