A Major Step Forward in Orthopedics at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Sep 18, 2017


NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Orthopedics is undergoing an exciting transformation, ushered in by nationally renowned sports medicine and orthopedic physicians from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).  Doctors will be seeing patients in Bronxville and Tarrytown, with surgical procedures performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

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 & Knee Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle, Hand, Elbow, Shoulder, Spine, and Trauma. These services are complemented by the hospital’s Joint Replacement Program and extensive outpatient physical therapy services.

The new team will be led by Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. He serves as Chief and Director of Research, Division of Hip & 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. Dr. Geller is a nationally recognized leader in the non-operative and operative treatment of arthritic disorders of the hip and knee.

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

“Columbia Orthopedics is thrilled to expand our services to patients in Westchester County and local communities throughout the region,” said Dr. William Levine, Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, and Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. “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, which demonstrates the hospital’s continuous compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.  The certification award recognizes the hospital’s dedication with these state-of-the-art standards.

New patients are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling 914-750-4650. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence-ortho.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Founded in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has a long and well-established history of providing superior healthcare to the residents of southern Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The 288-bed hospital joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014 and offers a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a Maternity Department and an Emergency Department providing emergency care to approximately 46,000 people annually. A new, state-of-the-art comprehensive Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Multiple Commendations, offers infusion, radiation therapy, surgical and support services. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital provides additional support and care to area residents through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice, as well as ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.


ColumbiaDoctors makes medical history, and changes patients’ lives, every day. We are among the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast, with more than 1,800 Columbia University Medical Center physicians, surgeons, dentists, and nurses. Our Columbia clinicians and researchers exemplify the excellence for which the University is known around the world. They are renowned for their expertise in specialty and subspecialty care, with more than 230 areas in all.  Our clinicians harness the latest in scientific research to deliver the newest, most promising treatments directly to our patients. Many of ColumbiaDoctors clinicians rank among the most highly regarded health care professionals in their fields. Our faculty brings the highest standards of compassionate, collaborative care to our patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, No. 1 in New York City, its affiliates in the region, and in our offices located in Midtown Manhattan, Washington Heights, the Hudson Valley, and across the tri-state area. For more information, please visit www.columbiadoctors.org.


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NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell.

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