Center for Total Joint Replacement

An internationally recognized Orthopedic Center of Excellence, Peconic Bay Medical Center has been awarded disease specific accreditation in Hip and Knee Surgery by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Widely recognized as the leading center for joint replacement on Long Island, Peconic Bay Medical Center's leading edge program features a fully integrated continuum of care that includes:

  • Consultation, diagnosis and individualized treatment planning with fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists
  • Pre-surgery education with a specially trained Joint Replacement Patient Navigator and Nurse Practitioner
  • State-of-the-art surgical capabilities in the award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation in the ultra-modern Cary Grossman Center for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, under the supervision of experienced joint replacement rehabilitation specialists
  • Extended follow up and treatment supervision, with options including outpatient physical therapy, in-patient skilled nursing rehabilitation, and a specially designed home-care intensive therapy program.

For more information about the Joint Replacement Program at Peconic Bay Medical Center, call 631-548-6781.

The PBMC Health Multi-Disciplinary Approach

During surgery, the damaged or arthritic joint is replaced with an artificial implant, which is specifically designed to replicate the natural motion of the original joint. In conjunction with rehabilitation and exercise, joint replacement restores functional independence and allows a person to lead a more full and active life.

Our multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists—board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, and specially trained professional nurses, anesthesiologists, orthopedic physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians and support staff—focus on a customized treatment plan that promotes healing and improves overall strength and mobility.

Evaluation

Patients meet with a board-certified orthopedic specialist for consultation and examination to determine the joint condition, source of pain, and best treatment options, including a full range of non-surgical and arthroscopic treatment alternatives.

Pre-Operative Education

Informed patients recover more quickly and more completely. A specially trained Patient Navigator will provide instruction for joint replacement patients in what they can expect to experience and what will be expected of them during the recovery and rehabilitation process.

Advanced Technology Surgery

Surgery is performed in Peconic Bay Medical Center's award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery, which offers state-of-the-art surgical suites designed to maximize sterility, surgical efficiency and patient safety.

Recovery & Rehabilitation

Physical therapy starts almost immediately following surgery, within hours of leaving the Operating Room. Patients are housed in advanced-amenity private rooms adjacent to PBMC's ultra-modern Cary Grossman Center for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Discharge

The average hospital stay for Knee Replacement is one day, and three days for Hip Replacement. Days-of-stay vary by age and general pre-op condition of the patient. The Nurse Navigator works with each patient to establish a post-discharge rehabilitation plan. PBMC offers acute, sub-acute, out-patient rehabilitation and in-home therapy services, providing a wide-array of customizable options to suit every patient.

The Region's Most Outstanding Team of Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Michael Ciminiello

Dr. Eugene Krauss

Dr. Louis Romeo

Dr. Peter Sultan

Dr. Jose B. Toro