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Joint Replacement

An Established Leader in Advanced Orthopedic Care

For nearly 20 years, NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Department of Orthopedics has been a regional leader in joint replacement widely recognized for its innovative surgical techniques and high levels of patient satisfaction.

Our goal continues to be to improve the lives of patients by offering the most appropriate techniques, approaches and technology that are best suited for each patient. We also work closely with multiple vendors to offer a variety of latest implant materials and designs that are the best fit for you.

Our experienced surgeons and multidisciplinary team work together with each patient and their family in deciding which approach works best. Our surgeons were the first on Long Island to perform robotic knee replacement.

James Capozzi, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, answers some frequently asked questions on Joint Replacement.

Focused on Delivering Successful Outcomes

By recommending the right course of action along with creating personalized treatment plans, our team of orthopedic physicians are focused on fostering successful outcomes that enable patients to regain the lifestyle they enjoyed prior to the onset of chronic pain and loss of mobility.
Over the past three years alone, we have:

  • Increased the number of patients who go safely and directly home after surgery with their home care team.
  • Decreased readmissions back to the hospital up to 90 days after surgery.
  • Decreased the length of time patients need to spend in the hospital after surgery, therefore improving outcomes.
  • Decreased complications by partnering with rehabilitation facilities so that the same nurses and physicians continue to work with you and follow up on your progress post-surgery.
  • Increased patient satisfaction – In a departmental survey, 100% of our patients say they will use our Hospital and surgeons again.

Our board certified surgeons collaborate with certified nurses, therapists, and other allied health professionals to bring the highest quality of care throughout each phase of the joint replacement surgery experience. We treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis (Arthritis following an injury)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hip painor knee pain of unknown cause
  • Childhood deformity of hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Joint replacement services offered by the NYU Winthrop Department of Orthopedics include:

Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Department of Orthopedics uses a multidisciplinary team approach focused on providing complete services to support you and your family during the joint replacement surgery process, beginning with pre-op education and continuing through recovery.

From the minute you begin your evaluation with your surgeon, our team works with you to make sure you are as prepared as you can be for surgery, often starting 30 days or more prior to your surgical date. Services we offer include:

  • Preoperative home evaluation to help prepare you AND your home for safety post-surgery
  • Nurse navigators that help guide you and answer your questions every step of the way, both before and after surgery.
  • A comprehensive preoperative education class taught by the caregivers that will care for you during and after your stay. It’s not unusual for the nurse that spoke to you at class to recognize you in the hospital halls! This class is designed to alleviate concerns regarding the hospital experience and to provide the opportunity to interact with the various disciplines that will be involved with the patient’s care.
  • An excellent team of physical and occupational therapists that will get you up and walking the day of surgery and teach you all you need to know about returning to activity.
  • Partnering care providers, including home care and sub-acute facilities, where NYU Winthrop staff and your total joint team continue to care for you long after your surgery is complete.

Joints In Motion Class

Find out How to Get Your Joints Moving Again!

The Joints in Motion Class is designed to provide patients with all the information needed prior to surgery, including:

  • Educational materials
  • Answers to questions
  • Review of hospital course
  • Details on how to prepare for recovery and rehabilitation both in the hospital and after discharge

At the class, you will meet many of the members of the Joints in Motion Team. The class will take approximately two hours to complete. Family members are encouraged to attend!

In January 2014, NYU Winthrop Hospital was selected as an awardee for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative for lower extremity total joint replacement. This voluntary program was a pilot for a new model of payment that became a precursor to the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment program. Under this initiative, NYU Winthrop and Medicare enter into a healthcare services payment arrangement with financial and performance accountability that leads to better coordinated care at a lower cost.

Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) in the program include 469, Major Joint Replacement of Lower Extremity with (MCC) and 470, Major Joint Replacement of Lower Extremity without MCC. Under CJR, NYU Winthrop Hospital and its collaborating physicians below may share payments received from Medicare due to reduced spending per episode of care and hospital cost savings. Physicians seeking to be CJR collaborators must be in compliance with all Medicare provider enrollment requirements and achieve at least 75% on quality performance metrics per applicable performance period. The quality performance metrics, which must directly relate to episodes of care, are determined by the hospital and defined in the CJR collaborator letter of agreement.

Omid Barzideh, MD
James Capozzi, MD
Bryan Ding, MD
Jason Gould, MD
James Kipnis, MD
Jan Koenig, MD, FACS, FAAOS
Jeffrey Meyer, MD
Jeffrey Shapiro, MD
Gregory Sirounian, MD

Learn more and read about our success with the BPCI program in the Newsday article below.

In The News


Hospitals accountable in Medicare patient surgery outcomes

Newsday, April 2016

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