Beginning March 22, 2021, The Pediatric Orthopedic Center will begin seeing walk-in patients in the Cedar Knolls office only. Walk-in appointments at our Cedar Knolls office will be available Monday-Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.
Verify the date and time of your appointment. You may be required to complete new patient paperwork or provide personal information prior to being seen by your doctor. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Confirm the address and location of your appointment. The Pediatric Orthopedic Center has four convenient locations in New Jersey. Confirm with the front desk staff the office location for your visit.
Be aware of travel issues and delays. Be mindful of any driving conditions, road construction detours and parking requirements to ensure you arrive for your appointment on time.
I have always enjoyed working with children. In addition, in pediatric orthopedics, we don’t focus on just one joint or body part; our focus is on a wider range of sports injuries, trauma-related injuries or congenital abnormalities. The variety of the injuries and conditions we see in our practice is very interesting to me.
While my practice encompasses all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, I see and treat many patients for sports- and trauma-related injuries and hip dysplasia, for which I underwent specialized training at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
There are so many examples of patients I have treated that stand out. For example, a five-year-old boy had fallen off some playground equipment and tore his ACL, which was unusual for someone so young. We treated him with a new and highly advanced technique; he later went on to play high school soccer. I have many stories like that. In other instances, I have quite a number of patients that I saw frequently during their youth due to repeated sports injuries, who were so impacted by our treatment that they went on to study orthopedics in medical school.
Pediatric orthopedics is ever-changing; while the kinds of injures and diseases we see remain the same, there are always new techniques and devices being introduced that allow us to perform procedures we could not have done in the past. This is especially true about those procedures that could potentially harm a child’s growth plate. Today, more minimally-invasive surgeries pose less risk to growing children. For example, we continue to see more younger children with torn ACLs – primarily due to the sports they are playing. Years ago, we could not have performed surgery because of the potential risks, but today, we can perform minimally-invasive surgery to safely reconstruct their ACLs and help them return to their normal, active lives. That is very exciting to me.
I like to play ball – baseball, soccer and football – with my two sons and spend time with my wife, especially being able to enjoy a beautiful dinner together.