Orthopedic surgeon Jason Hochfelder, MD, recently joined the Phelps medical staff
helps is known for being at the leading edge in orthopedics. Its surgeons excel at performing advanced, complex procedures, from sports injury surgeries to joint replacements. The hospital was the first to offer anterior approach hip replacement, which was brought to the region by Dr. Corey Burak. Patients have access to nonsurgical options as well, such as a specialized injection-and-exercise protocol to control arthritic knee pain, which was developed by Dr. J. Robert Seebacher.
The breadth of orthopedics continues to expand with the addition of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jason Hochfelder to the Phelps medical staff. Dr. Hochfelder brings expertise in hip and knee replacement and hip arthroscopy. He is also experienced in a procedure previously unavailable at Phelps called ACI (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation), a treatment for cartilage damage that is an option for people who are too young for knee replacement.
All Phelps surgeons and their patients are benefiting from the hospital’s brand new SurgiCenter, which opened in February. It provides the latest technology and an optimal environment for the performance of all types of surgeries. Patients enjoy exceptional comfort, with private rooms – some with a Hudson River view.
Phelps’ excellence in performing joint replacements was recognized in July in the annual hospital rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, which rated Phelps as High Performing for hip and knee replacement. The same report ranked Phelps #16 overall in New York State out of 250 hospitals.
To learn more about Phelps orthopedic services or physicians, visit phelpshospital.org, or call Physician Referralnat 914-366-3367.