NYU Langone expands orthopedic program in Suffolk County, adds 23 providers and 4 practices

Expanding its award-winning health network on Long Island, NYU Langone Health has doubled its orthopedic program in Suffolk County, adding 23 providers and 4 practices, including its first location in Stony Brook.

We're making it easier for patients to receive high-quality, nationally recognized care closer to where they live or work by closing gaps on the map across Long Island. As Suffolk County's population continues to grow, our network expands to meet patient demand, with an approximately 30 percent increase in provider visits in Suffolk County since 2021."

Andrew Rubin, senior vice president for clinical affairs and ambulatory care at NYU Langone

NYU Langone ranks among the top 5 in the country for orthopedics and rehabilitation, according to the most recent of U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll, released last week.

In addition to NYU Langone's first location in Stony Brook, the other practices are in Patchogue, Riverhead, and Hauppauge. The new providers include 11 medical doctors, 7 physician assistants, 4 physical therapists, and an occupational therapist.

NYU Langone advanced orthopedic associates—Long Island

A prominent orthopedic group in the community for more than 60 years, Advanced Orthopedics has joined forces with NYU Langone with three NYU Langone Advanced Orthopedic Associates—Long Island locations in Suffolk County. The medical team currently schedules approximately 3,600 total patient visits a month and has the capacity to care for more patients.

NYU Langone Advanced Orthopedic Associates—Long Island offers patients of all ages advanced care for a wide range of orthopedic issues, including the following:

  • ACL and meniscus surgery
  • adult and pediatric fracture care
  • advanced arthroscopic procedures
  • arthritis treatment
  • athletic training services and sports medicine
  • complex upper extremity trauma
  • comprehensive concussion management
  • endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery
  • hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgery
  • ligament, tendon, and nerve repair
  • orthopedic surgery
  • rotator cuff repair
  • small joint arthroscopic procedures
  • total and partial joint replacement
  • trauma surgery
  • urgent emergency evaluations

X-ray services and nonsurgical treatments and modalities are also available, including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), injections, and physical, occupational, and hand therapy.

"This partnership brings tremendous resources and expertise to the community and will help our practice flourish to a degree that wouldn't have been possible to achieve on our own," said Richard Ritter, MD, who has been a physician at the practice for 24 years. A former college athlete who grew up in Commack, Dr. Ritter is also the team physician for several high school athletic teams in Suffolk County.

New orthopedic providers in Suffolk County

Richard Savino, MD, who has joined NYU Langone as chief of orthopedic surgery for Suffolk County to advance the clinical program locally, now sees patients in Patchogue and Hauppauge. While Dr. Savino specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, knee, and hip injuries, he is also a general orthopedist. He performs arthroscopy and robotic-assisted surgery to repair and replace joints. In the fall, he will also begin offering smart knee replacement implants, which provide remote patient monitoring for activity and motion. He was a team physician for the Baltimore Orioles and a physician for the U.S. Open golf championship.

Andrew Leo, MD, a hand surgery specialist, sees patients in Hauppauge and Huntington and is an expert in the operative and nonoperative treatment of traumatic injuries, arthritic conditions, and overuse disorders of the hand and upper extremity. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Suffolk County Medical Society.

A nationally ranked orthopedic program on Long Island

In addition to these new practices and providers, NYU Langone offers a wide range of orthopedic care for adults and children across Long Island: patients can receive world-class care close to home in Riverhead, Patchogue, North Babylon, Garden City, East Meadow, Lake Success, and Bethpage.

A single electronic health record, the NYU Langone Health app, and NYU Langone Health MyChart connect the entire health system, so patients can find all their health information and schedule appointments, whether they are at home or on the go.

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