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Areas of Interest
Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Primary and Revision TJR, Hip Resurfacing
Stuff to Know About My Practice
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For those interested in hip resurfacing, here are some interesting patient stories for you to review. These are great stories that show the potential of this particular operation:
Local Lifeguard with Both Hips Resurfaced ________________________________________________________________
*** IMPORTANT: I will be adopting a new EMR (electronic medical record) system and it is imperative that you bring certain information to the office on your initial visit.
1. Primary Care Physician (PCP): full name, address, telephone number
2. Referring Physician: full name, address, telephone number
3. Your cell phone number
4. Your email address
5. Your Primary Pharmacy: name of business, address, telephone number ________________________________________________________________
This website is designed for you to get as much information about my practice as possible. Please read this entire statement as it will make your visit more efficient, enjoyable, and informative.
I'm a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has been in practice for 18 years in the greater New York area. The focus of my practice is hip and knee replacement surgery. I do both primary (first-time) and revision (re-do) procedures for both joints. I also perform hip resurfacing. My cases range from the most straight forward to the most complex.
I evaluate patients in Manhattan and Westbury, Long Island. For an appointment in either location, call 516-357-8777. All the surgery is done at the Hospital for Joint Diseases on 2nd Ave./17th St. in Manhattan.
If you go to the "Locations/Hours" link, you can get a map to each of my locations. There should be no reason to get lost coming to see me! In the "Educational Materials/Websites" section, there are directions to the Hospital for Joint Diseases that you can download in preparation for your day of surgery.
Please go to the "Forms and Payment" section and print all the documents listed. Fill the documents out completely and bring them to the office. This will shorten your waiting time. Bring your insurance cards to the office. Bring any pertinent referrals. And please bring the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of your family physician and referring physician - full, correct spelling of the names and the full addresses. Communication with your doctor is paramount. Also you are responsible for all copays, coinsurances, and deductibles...please.
If you have seen another orthopaedic surgeon and you are looking for an additional opinion from me, please bring all pertinent tests that have done so I don't have to duplicate effort. Old office notes, operative notes, xrays, blood work, MRIs, CT Scans, and Bone Scans are the most important items you could bring to me for review. You may have to sign a medical information release in order to get these items but I assure you it is worth your effort. Try to procure the information BEFORE the initial consult in my office so I could begin your evaluation with a running start.
Also, bring a book, magazine, newspaper, or computer to the office. Sometimes, the office will get busy and your wait times can get long. I do everything I can to keep my office hours moving. At the same time, I try to give each individual my undivided attention and the appropriate time for evaluation and discussion. For updates on delays in the office, follow me on TWITTER by clicking on the button above.
Although I do plenty of surgery, I still consider my approach conservative. I don't think of myself as a "cutter". I will always defer to non-surgical treatments whenever possible.
I encourage you to review the various patient education materials that I've provided for you on this site. I believe that our relationship is a partnership. I prefer my patients to be educated about their problem and their care. I encourage you to be aggressive with me. Ask questions. If you are dissatisfied, ask more questions. Quite frankly, the more you know, the easier it is for me to provide you appropriate, high quality care.
Lastly, I'd like to disclose my relationship with one of the orthopaedic companies. I am a paid consultant for Smith and Nephew. I am on their hip strategy board and their revision hip advisory panel. I participate in implant design and evaluation. You should know that I use implants from a number of companies but I only consult for S and N.
Amanda Samsoondarrh - Senior Office Assistant
Jasmine Hernandez - Office Assistant
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