Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery at Saratoga Hospital

Orthopedic surgery focuses on repairing damage and treating conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system—the bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons that allow you to move freely

An exceptional surgical team

Our orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience and are skilled in advanced treatment of a broad range of orthopedic conditions. Surgeons are backed by a team of specialized nursing staff, nurse practitioners, rehabilitation providers, and other healthcare professionals who work together to guide you through recovery. If you require an overnight stay after surgery, you will recover in The Orthopedic Center at Saratoga Hospital. Designed expressly for orthopedic patients, the center is staffed by dedicated healthcare professionals who have specialty training in orthopedics.

Whenever possible, we recommend minimally invasive surgery because it is associated with reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, and decreased risk of complications. Robot-assisted surgery, which enables our surgeons to perform complex, delicate procedures with utmost precision, also is an option for some conditions. No matter which type of surgery you have, we will do everything we can to keep you comfortable and, as always, to provide excellent care


Armin Afsar-Keshmiri, MD John C. Herzog, DO Douglas Kirkpatrick, MD Kevin Rosas, MD
Lawrence H. Fein, MD Andre H. Johnson, MD Joseph, LaRosa, MD Richard A. Saunders, MD
Justin M. Ferrara, MD Robert G. Kercell, MD William Montgomery, MD George E. Silver, Jr., MD
Jonathan P. Gainor, MD Mark Kircher, MD William W. O’Connor, MD Matthew Stein, MD

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ACL reconstruction

The ACL is a major ligament that plays a key role in knee function and stability by connecting your thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). Damaged ACLs usually are removed via arthroscopic surgery and replaced with tissue from your own body or from a donor. During the procedure, your orthopedic surgeon will make two or three small cuts around your knee. One will be used to insert a tiny camera to look inside your knee. The others are for the small tools required for the surgical reconstruction. Because arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, most ACL reconstruction patients go home the same day.

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Carpal tunnel release

One of the most common procedures in the U.S., carpal tunnel release provides relief from pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and wrist resulting from carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition occurs when the median nerve—which runs through the carpal tunnel from your forearm into the palm of your hand—becomes pressed or squeezed at your wrist. To create more space for the median nerve, your surgeon will make an incision in the palm of your hand, near your wrist, and then cut through the ligament that’s pressing on the carpal tunnel.

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Fracture repair

Some broken bones require more than a cast or splint to heal properly. In such cases, your surgeon may implant plates, rods, screws, nails, or wires to set the bone and hold it in place while it’s healing. These implanted devices can usually remain in the body. Any decision on removing or keeping the implant will be based on what’s best for your situation.

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Rotator cuff repair

This shoulder surgery is used to repair one or more tendons in your rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over your shoulder joint. Large or complex tears may require open surgery. Smaller tears can often be repaired with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure that involves a tiny camera and several small cuts or incisions. The surgeon inserts a tiny camera through one incision to see inside your shoulder. Small surgical tools are inserted through the other cuts to reattach the torn tendons to the bone.

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Total joint replacement

As its name suggests, total joint replacement is a surgical procedure to replace an entire joint. The most common joint replacement surgeries are performed on hips and knees that have been damaged by arthritis, other diseases, or years of use. In each case, your surgeon will remove the damaged joint and replace it with a man-made one. These surgeries have excellent track records of eliminating or reducing pain and improving the ability to move.

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Surgery is offered at two locations: Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Surgery Center on the Wilton Campus.  The surgeons deliver care at these locations with the support of specially trained anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants, and surgical technicians.  State-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical technology and tools help ensure that patients receive high-quality care in a safe environment—and the best possible outcomes.

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We are one of only 115 hospitals nationwide named “high performing” for orthopedics care by U.S. News and World Report.




Patient Information

To help you prepare for you hip or knee replacement, Saratoga Hospital offers an in-person class that covers everything you need to know about your surgery, your hospital stay, and your recovery and rehabilitation. If you can’t attend the class, you can use the link below to see the presentation online. We’ve also included educational brochures and other helpful information.


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