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Full service orthopaedic care Back Pain? Sports injury? Fractured bone? Carpal tunnel syndrome? Spine surgery or hip replacement? Whatever your orthopaedic needs may be, University Orthopaedic Associates is your one-stop shop for the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions. In Brooklyn, University Orthopaedic Associates is at the forefront of modern orthopaedic care. Our nearly two dozen board-certified, highly trained physicians employ the latest treatment options to ensure the best results for our patients. Areas of expertise include: general orthopaedics; sports medicine; pediatric orthopaedics; spine surgery; hand and upper extremity problems; total joint replacement; foot and ankle surgery and podiatry services; orthopaedic trauma; interventional pain management; and physiatry. “It’s important for all of your doctors to communicate and coordinate the optimal treatment plan designed specifically for you.” says William Urban, MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and consist-
of the Foot & Ankle Service, and his team provide stateof-the-art care for all foot and ankle problems, including sports injuries, ankle replacements, diabetic foot and ankle problems, and post-traumatic and rheumatoid foot and ankle reconstruction.
ently voted one of Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors in the NY Metro Area.” Minimally invasive surgery As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is on the cutting-edge of research. “Innovative technology and minimally invasive techniques allow for smaller incisions, less blood loss, and a much faster recovery,” says Michael Gerling, MD, Director of Spine Surgery, who performs minimally invasive spinal procedures as well as large-scale reconstruction. Advanced reconstructive procedures such as ligament surgery, shoulder stabilization and rotator cuff repair are done arthroscopically, through very tiny incisions. Our specialists in hand and foot & ankle surgery use this same minimally invasive procedure to operate on the elbow, wrist, ankle and even the big toe. For patients with arthritis, viscosupplementation, which involves a painless injection into the knee joint, is a 5-minute, in-office procedure that has almost instantaneous results for the
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patient. Back & neck pain If you have back or neck pain, “Early intervention is always advisable,” states Paul Pipia, MD, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (“physiatry”) at Downstate. Physiatrist Kevin Pak, MD, explains, “Our first step is a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the cause of your pain. We generally begin with conservative treatments: anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxants, nerve stabilizers, prescription pain patches and physical therapy. If pain still persists after conservative treatments are exhausted, further tests may be ordered such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI or nerve studies.” Pain management According to pain management specialist, Dr. Sanjeev Agarwal, MD, “A very small percentage of patients actually require surgery. Many people find relief from pain through interventional procedures. Epidural or facet joint injections can be extremely effective in relieving chronic pain, often permanently.” Foot & ankle care Dr. Jaime Uribe, Director
Our goal at University Orthopaedic Associates is to eliminate your pain, improve your quality of life, and return you to a fully functional lifestyle as quickly as possible. For an appointment with any of our specialists, please call (718) 270-2045.
UNIVERSITY ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES (718) 270-2045 Convenient locations throughout Brooklyn: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF BROOKLYN 470 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203 710 Parkside Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226 LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL 97 Amity Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 PARK SLOPE 33 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215 BAY RIDGE 9202 Fort Hamilton Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11209 CANARSIE 9413 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11236 ROCKAWAY 114-12 Beach Channel Drive Rockaway Park, NY 11694 WHO’S WHO 2010 21 21