Welcome to Glen Cove Hospital's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Glen Cove, New York, at our Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Institute (ORI), internationally recognized for our state-of-the-art programs in joint replacement and an all-inclusive spine program. Our Wunsch Center for Rehabilitative Therapies is among the top rehabilitation facilities in the New York metropolitan area.
Our Orthopaedic services are part of an extensive network of world-class orthopaedic resources available through North Shore-LIJ Health System's Orthopaedic Institute.
Awards and Recognitions
The recipient of several prestigious awards, Glen Cove Hospital was the first hospital in Nassau County to receive the prestigious "Gold Seal of Approval" as well as Disease Specific Certification for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement programs from the Joint Commission.
Living Life to the Fullest
Everything we do as orthopaedic specialists at Glen Cove Hospital is designed to eliminate our patients' chronic pain and disabilities and help them regain mobility and return to active, fulfilling lifestyles.
The Rehabilitation Network of the North Shore-LIJ Health System is dedicated to providing you and your family with result-oriented, comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones find relief from pain and get moving again after an accident, illness, injury or surgery. We’re your partner in a safe, healthy, more rapid recovery.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery has 25 actively practicing orthopedic surgeons on staff along with fifteen physician assistants. The Department includes:
The Center for Joint Replacements
A comprehensive orthopedic diagnostic and surgical treatment program for people with arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), degenerative and congenital problems or trauma associated with the hip, knee and ankle.
The Center for Joint Replacements and its dedicated team of healthcare professionals focus on each patient as an individual. We are committed to providing you with the highest-quality, scientifically advanced joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation to return you to your maximum level of function and mobility.
With the creation of the Center for Joint Replacements, patients have access to a carefully designed continuum of care provided by a team of surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, rehabilitation specialists and healthcare professionals who have been chosen specifically for their training, skill and compassion.
To fulfill the belief that continuity of care yields the best results, the Center for Joint Replacements team interfaces with each person during every part of the experience and follow the patient through pre-operative education and pre-surgical testing as well as the surgical and post-surgical experience, rehabilitation and a return to a healthy and active life. This continuity of care not only enhances clinical outcomes, but also provides patients with an added level of comfort and reassurance because they are being cared for by the same healthcare team throughout their entire treatment.
The staff of the Center for Joint Replacements is here for one reason – to help you regain mobility and return to an active, independent lifestyle. From your first call, to arrange an evaluation and treatment plan to discharge from rehabilitation, the dedicated, well-trained staff members go out of their way to assure that you will receive the utmost in surgical care with the best outcome possible. This is possible because of the medical staff’s attention to detail in designing a comprehensive, individualized patient care plan with an emphasis on the continuum of care from start to finish. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals have worked together closely for many years, enhancing communication and coordination of care.
Our total joint replacement patients are encouraged to attend a comprehensive education class to explain and outline the goals and milestones they are expected to achieve following their surgical procedure.
For additional information, please visit our website: www.centerforjointreplacements.com.
The Center for Spine Services
Dedicated to excellence in comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders and injuries. Fortunately, most symptoms related to the spine can be successfully treated with a non-operative, activity-based model of care and in fact, over 85 percent of our patients are expected to resume normal activity through a structured non-operative treatment program. Non-operative care may include medications, specialized physical therapy, home exercise programs, and in some instances, MRI imaging and interventional pain management if indicated. Our patients receive thorough education, discussion and explanation of the cause and natural history of their condition, and treatment options best suited for each unique situation. When surgical intervention is the optimal treatment approach, our board certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons will utilize appropriate state of the art surgical treatment techniques and technologies including minimally invasive surgery, inter-spinous spacers, artificial cervical discs, and reconstructive spinal fusion and instrumentation.
Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Sports Medicine
Our team of Orthopedic Surgeons focuses on problems of the shoulder, hand and knee. This includes shoulder replacement surgery as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.
Shoulder replacements are recommended for those patients with arthritic pain that severely limits their daily activities at home or work. This may include the inability to lift, push, pull, or reach with the arthritic shoulder. Activities most commonly affected include personal hygiene such as dressing, bathing, brushing hair, & difficulty reaching upward. Many patients have difficulty continuing sporting activities such as tennis, golf, bowling, & swimming. Most arthritic patients will have problems sleeping due to the pain and the worst patients will have continuous unremitting pain. Most patients requiring shoulder replacements have usually had a long standing history of shoulder pain which eventually becomes disabling to the point where they cannot function adequately
Shoulder arthroscopy involves making small punctures around the shoulder through which a small camera called an arthroscope can be inserted to evaluate shoulder pathology. Common problems that can be treated arthroscopically include bursitis & tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, labral tears, instability & recurrent dislocations, some forms of arthritis, and cysts. Surgeries are performed under regional anesthesia with sedation which greatly improves the post-operative pain and nausea associated with general anesthesia. Most procedures take under an hour to perform and are done on an outpatient basis.
Sporting activities are usually impaired such as tennis, golf, swimming, bowling, and many other sports which rely on the shoulder for performance of the sport. The following is a brief list of common conditions that can be treated arthroscopically. Repair of full thickness rotator cuff tears. Debridement of partial thickness rotator cuff tears, labral repairs, stabilization of an unstable or chronically dislocating shoulder, removal of ganglion cysts, removal of bursitis, spurs, and synovitis, debridement of shoulders with mild to moderate arthritis, repair of chronic biceps tendonitis, removal of calcific tendonitis.
Hand surgery addresses problems related to the hand, wrist or forearm. These specially trained Orthopedic Surgeons treat conditions such as carpal tunnel, bursitis, epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis.
Glen Cove Hospital has a state of the art Emergency Department. Our specialty trained orthopedic surgeons address orthopedic emergencies including sprains, strains, fractures, tendon ruptures, or dislocations.
Foot and Ankle
Complex disorders of the foot and ankle are treated by our orthopedic specialists. These include total ankle replacement, hammertoes, ankle instability, ruptured tendons, fractures of the talus, pilon and calcaneous, neuromas, osteotomies, flat feet and heel pain.
Glen Cove Hospital is accessible by car or Long Island Rail Road.
Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 39 North (Glen Cove Road). Continue straight on Glen Cove Road, crossing Northern Boulevard, for approximately five miles. Bear right onto Cedar Swamp Road. Pass over the railroad tracks, and turn right onto Pearsall Avenue. Follow the blue hospital signs, bearing left onto Walnut Road. The hospital is on the left-hand side. To reach the main entrance, turn left at the traffic light onto St. Andrews Lane.
The hospital is a short cab ride away from the Long Island Rail Road Station in Glen Cove. Call the L.I.R.R. for complete schedule and rate information.
Visitor parking is available in three parking areas surrounding the hospital. For convenience, patients should be dropped off at the main entrance on St. Andrews Lane. Visitor parking is available in lots located on the east side of Walnut Road; on the south side of the hospital, off Dosoris Way; and west of the main entrance on St. Andrews Lane. Handicapped parking is available outside of the main entrance, the Emergency Department, and the Family Practice entrance on Trubee Place.
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