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NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Expands Surgical Services With the Launch of the Comprehensive Total Joint Replacement Center

The hospital hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to showcase the new unit, which is expected to advance surgical care and improve patient outcomes and experience.

Oct 21, 2021

Brooklyn, NY

Today, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County announced its Comprehensive Total Joint Replacement Center to enhance surgical services and improve the overall quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic pain due to arthritis and degenerative joint disease. The Center utilizes a multidisciplinary approach and performs minimally invasive procedures that permit patients faster recovery time, reduction in pain and scarring, and higher success rates compared to traditional surgeries. The launch of the Center serves as a milestone in the hospital’s mission towards technological modernization and serving the needs of the community through a necessary practice.
The Total Joint Replacement Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County addresses the health care needs of residents in Central Brooklyn. It provides a comprehensive service that is vital and affordable. The Center consists of fellowship-trained, board-certified expert-level orthopedic surgeons, non-operative physicians, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and social workers. The hospital’s orthopedic surgeons perform procedures and work with providers and other specialties to provide the highest patient experience and quality care. The orthopedic surgeons implemented an individualized approach to patient care—they work closely with patients to develop a comprehensive care plan that best suits their lifestyle.
“Everything we do, we do to change the status quo,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Chief Medical Officer Steven Pulitzer. “Our new Total Joint Replacement Center of Excellence demonstrates our hospital’s commitment to patient-centered care and dedication to the communities we serve in Brooklyn.”
“We are excited to announce the opening of our Comprehensive Total Joint Center,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Director, Comprehensive Total Joint Center Qais Naziri, MD, MBA. “Our hospital’s multidisciplinary team works together and applies a personalized patientcentered approach to restore patients’ activity to help them regain mobility and function. We are proud to offer this life-enhancing service for Brooklyn residents and New Yorkers at large.”
Conditions treated in the Center include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis of the hip & knee
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Traumatic injuries and fractures
  • Congenital, pediatric, and developmental hip disorders (congenital dislocation, perthes, and cerebral palsy)
  • Meniscal Injuries

For more information about surgical care services and the Comprehensive Total Joint Replacement Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, call 718-245-2994.