|Providing an Exceptional Level of Care
|Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, Chairman, Orthopaedics.
|Bronx-Lebanon’s Orthopaedics Department treats more than 35,000 patients and
performs 1,800 operations annually. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, Chairman, Orthopaedics,
has focused his efforts on the development of systems that produce quality
and patient satisfaction, from the ground up.
He attributes his success to the
distinguished staff of surgeons and orthopaedic professionals that were recruited.
This team offers the most advanced and safest treatments to patients with bone
and joint problems, including hip, knee, and shoulder replacements; spine, hand,
and foot surgery; sports medicine; and trauma care, among other specialties.
|“We are committed to
offering all the patients in
our community and the
entire metropolitan area the
level of experience, integrity,
understanding, and skill
they de serve.”
|HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Dr. Kirschenbaum is the lead surgeon of the hip and knee replacement program.
As an innovator in the design and techniques of joint replacement surgery,
Dr. Kirschenbaum provides his patients with the full range of available options.
The goal of joint replacement is to replace the part of the joint that has
arthritis, whether that is a hip or a knee. The Orthopaedic team also specializes
in partial knee replacements. This type of surgery covers the arthritic surface
with metal to take away pain and give back motion, thereby avoiding, in many
cases, the need for a total knee replacement.
|Dr. Kirschenbaum preparing for hip replacement surgery.
||Dr. Joshua Auerbach, Chief, Spine Surgery, performing spinal
surgery, using state-of-the-art microscope.
PAIN AND SPINE SURGERY
Bronx-Lebanon’s Orthopaedic team is achieving
extremely positive results for patients with serious
back problems. The spine surgery program is the
first in Bronx-Lebanon’s history.
care with non-surgical specialists in the areas
of back therapy, spinal injections, and pain management,
Dr. Joshua Auerbach, Chief, Spine Surgery, is
focused on doing everything possible to relieve
back pain, as well as treat scoliosis (curvature
of the spine). When surgery is necessary, patients
have available to them a totally modern spine
operating room with the most advanced equipment.
Dr. Lori Weiser, Medical Director, Orthopaedic Outpatient
Services, examining elbow and shoulder areas of patient.
||Dr. Colleen Fay, examining sports medicine patient.
Dr. Lori Weiser is an expert in the treatment
of patients experiencing shoulder pain. Many of
these patients can be treated with medication,
physical therapy, or steroid injections. But,
for those that are not responsive to these methods,
shoulder replacement surgery is often the only
answer. This procedure involves resurfacing the
shoulder and replacing the damaged bone or area
with a metal implant and plastic socket.
At the outpatient level, Dr. Weiser oversees
the busy BronxCare Orthopaedic practice. Here, orthopaedic specialists
and physician assistants offer a full range of clinical services, as well
as digital X-ray and bracing.
Dr. Colleen Fay, Chief, Sports Medicine,
utilizes her expertise and experience in caring for athletes that strive
to be at peak performance. BronxCare Orthopaedics’ unique Game Day
Same Day program is offering athletes, including weekend warriors, surgical
and non-surgical intervention for sports related injuries.
Dr. Neal Blitz, Chief, Foot Surgery and Wound Management
(right), repairing a foot fracture. He is assisted by Dr. David Wong, Attending,
|Dr. Sepideh Baghian, Chief, Hand Surgery, examining post operative patient.
Dr. Neal Blitz, Chief, Foot Surgery and Wound
Management, is leading one of the most comprehensive
foot care programs in the metropolitan area. This
program is successfully addressing the full range
of problems, from simple bunion surgery to complex
foot reconstruction related to major injuries
and abnormalities. Its expert team of foot surgeons
and podiatrists are experienced in treating foot
problems at the early and later stages, including
the complications of diabetes.
Dr. Sepideh Baghian, Chief, Hand Surgery, is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment
of the wide-ranging orthopaedic problems related to the hand. These include
hand and ligament injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and infections, as well
as arthritis related complications. Dr. Baghian also treats fractures of the
wrist, forearm, and elbow. When necessary, she performs surgical procedures
to restore mobility.