FAQ's

What surgeries do you perform?

Please see the "Surgeries" heading of this webpage under "list of all surgeries".

Can I ask specifically to see you when I call your office for an appointment?

If you ask to see me by name, our office staff will be certain that you are placed on my schedule.

About how long does it take to get in to see you?

I can usually get you in the same day if your problem is urgent, or within a week if less urgent.

Do you accept new patients?

Yes!

Do you ever refer to other physicians if my problem can't be fixed by you?

Absolutely! We will get you in to see someone who will give you the best of care.

Where do you suggest I go to be treated for Orthopedic problems outside of your specific specialties?

While there are many outstanding Orthopedic surgeons throughout the valley, state and country, we have a remarkable multispecialty Orthopedic group right here at Revere Health. We treat all Orthopedic and Sport's related injuries from head to toe!

I've heard that "off the shelf" knees are not as good as "custom-fit" , "athletic" or "gender specific" knees. It sounds reasonable, please help me understand.

All total knees (and hips) are in reality "custom-fit" to the patient through careful radiographic measurements and engineered and computerized technology. Some surgeons promote their product and techniques and demote all others with certain "catch phrases" in order to convince the patient that theirs is superior. My recommendation is that you choose the surgeon you would like to have perform your surgery and trust that he or she will use the prosthesis that works best in his or her hands, especially for you!

I've heard that the "Anterior Hip" is the best hip.
Is that true?

The term "Anterior" "Posterior" or "Lateral" refers to the approach that your surgeon uses to your hip to perform a hip replacement surgery. There is no documented study that proves that one is "better" than another. There are positives and negatives to each approach. There are also many factors that need to be considered when choosing what is best for each patient. My recommendation is that you choose the surgeon you would like to have perform your surgery and trust that he or she will use the approach that works best in his or her hands, especially for you!

Is "Robotic surgery" something you do and is it superior for hip and knee replacement surgery?

I think it is now too early to know. I have trained to perform robotic knee and hip replacement surgery but am not yet convinced that it is the best for my patients. I have always practiced using the following philosophy, "Don't be the first to try the new, nor the last to lay the old aside".