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Rye Orthopedic Doctor Leads Joint Expansion Of Medical Care In Westchester

Dr. Jeffrey A. Geller of Rye, chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, is leading the expansion of specialized care in Westchester in a joint endeavor with sports medical experts from Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Geller of Rye, chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, is leading the expansion of specialized care in Westchester in a joint endeavor with sports medical experts from Columbia University Medical Center. Photo Credit: Contributed

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Orthopedics is undergoing a transformation in Westchester, ushered in by nationally known sports medicine and bone specialists from Columbia University Medical Center.

Doctors will be seeing patients in Bronxville and Tarrytown, with surgical procedures performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

The new team's joint effort is led by Dr. Jeffrey A. Geller of Rye, who is chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Geller is a nationally recognized leader in the non-operative and operative treatment of arthritic disorders of the hip and knee.

The collaboration with Columbia will result in a significant expansion of services offered, including the addition of fellowship trained experts in the following orthopedic specialties: Hip and knee reconstruction, sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand, elbow, shoulder, spine and trauma. These services are complemented by the hospital’s Joint Replacement Program and extensive outpatient physical therapy services.

Geller serves as chief and director of research in the Division of Hip and Knee Reconstruction at Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and as the Nas S. Eftekhar Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

“We are delighted to bring these new specialized services to NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and provide access to world-class Columbia physicians,” Michael J. Fosina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, said in a press statement. “Our patients will have access to a wider array of orthopedic services using the most advanced surgical and non-operative techniques.”

Dr. William Levine, who is orthopedic surgeon-in-chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, said: “Columbia Orthopedics is thrilled to expand our services to patients in Westchester County and local communities throughout the region."

Levine, who also serves as Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, added: “Through our collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, patients will benefit from an academic medical practice that leverages the latest research and technology to deliver advanced orthopedic specialty care close to where they want and need it most – home.”

The Joint Commission awarded NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program its Gold Seal of Approval again in 2016. Appointments can be made by calling 914-750- 4650.

For more details, go to www.nyp.org/lawrence-ortho or to www.columbiadoctors.org

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