What Sets This Practice Apart
Three words summarize what makes this practice different from most practices treating shoulder problems in New Jersey: training, experience, and focus. I was extremely fortunate to have outstanding shoulder surgeons as my teachers during my orthopedic residency and shoulder fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. During residency, I had the privilege of working under Dr. Charles S. Neer, II, who is universally acknowledged as the father of modern shoulder surgery. Upon his retirement, I was fortunate to complete my fellowship in shoulder surgery under his successors, Dr. Louis Bigliani and Dr. Evan Flatow, whose clinical and academic excellence placed our shoulder service among the best in the world. I also had an opportunity to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship in shoulder biomechanics, allowing me to learn about shoulder ligaments and the mechanism of shoulder instability. This focused shoulder training provided exposure to a high volume of complex shoulder disorders, many surgical techniques and fundamental concepts about the underlying mechanisms of shoulder disease.
During my career in practice, I have examined tens of thousands of shoulders and have performed thousands of shoulder surgeries. These have included arthroscopic procedures, arthroscopically assisted procedures and traditional open repairs and reconstructions. These procedures include subacromial decompression for impingement, rotator cuff repair, labral debridement and repair, repair of shoulder instability, open reduction and fixation of fractures of the shoulder and clavicle, and prosthetic shoulder replacement for arthritic shoulders and certain complex shoulder fractures. I have also had extensive experience in treating adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and calcific tendinitis, as well as neurological conditions affecting the shoulder.
Patients who come to this practice will be treated for their shoulder problem by a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon with over twenty-five years of experience focused exclusively on shoulder disorders. I have chosen to limit my practice to shoulder problems to achieve an expertise in this area that benefits my patients. All of my clinical work and academic writings have revolved around the shoulder. I have lectured locally, nationally and internationally on diverse topics involving the shoulder. All of my operative cases have consisted of surgical procedures on the shoulder, including several hundred prosthetic shoulder replacements. This sort of experience generally results in better treatment outcomes than is often seen in practices where the surgeons have less expertise in treating shoulder problems. Finally, patients seen in this practice will be treated exclusively by me and not by junior associates or paraprofessionals. Patients coming for my expertise will be interviewed, examined, operated on (if surgery is appropriate and necessary) and followed to the conclusion of treatment by me. If patients seek the medical attention of an expert, they should receive their diagnosis and treatment from that expert, and in this practice that is always true