Orthopedic surgery, also called orthopedics, is the branch of surgery devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who goes on to five years of concentrated study in an orthopedic residency in the U.S. An orthopaedic specialist who desires to specialize in certain areas of the body and/or surgical techniques, will add an additional year of training in that subspecialty, called a fellowship. It is a long road to becoming an orthopaedic specialist, and requires serious commitment. Now fellowship training is not the only way to excel in a subspecialty. Some of our physicians learned their skills in the military, or in a foreign country, or have achieved outstanding success in their specialty.
In the United States, a fellowship is a specialized, comprehensive clinical training program in surgical and nonsurgical care of specific orthopedic conditions. Orthopedic surgeons who desire specialized training do so to pursue their area of intellectual interest. A fellowship involves intensive subspecialty training. Subspecialties include hand surgery, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, joint arthroscopy, spine, reconstructive orthopaedics, and foot and ankle surgery.
One key benefit of a fellowship is the opportunity to train with renowned experts from around the world, and learn cutting edge techniques. But, fellowships are very competitive and only a few achieve this special training.
At Orthopaedic Specialists in North County San Diego, we believe that every patient deserves a specialist with expertise in their specific problem. For the proper diagnosis and most appropriate treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions, it is important to consult an orthopaedic specialist.
Dr. Neville Alleyne is a fellowship trained spine surgeon whose focus is on neck and back problems, with medical and surgical treatments.
Dr. David Amory is fellowship trained and specializes in total joint replacements of the knee and hip.
Dr. Brian Bobick is a sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery specialist.
Dr. Andrew Cooperman is an orthopaedic specialist with a subspecialty in Sports Medicine, and advanced arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He is also a leader in joint replacement surgery for the hip and knee.
Dr. Jason Curry is a medical doctor who specializes in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, and nonsurgical approaches for the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain, as well as musculoskeletal disorders and joint pain.
Dr. David Daugherty is an orthopaedic specialist fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery, including surgery of the elbow, forearm, and wrist.
Dr. Andrew Hartman is an orthopedic specialist who specializes in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and hand.
Dr. James Helgager is fellowship trained in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery for the hip, knee and shoulder.
Dr. Norman Kane is an orthopedist who specializes in joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and sports medicine, as a well as general orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Payam Moazzaz is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in and is fellowship trained in Spine surgery.
Dr. Christopher Rogers is an orthopaedic specialist who specializes in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, and nonsurgical approaches for the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain, as well as musculoskeletal disorders and joint pain.
Dr. Grant Seiden is an orthopaedic specialist whose subspecialty is in hand, and upper extremity and microsurgery of the hand and arms.
Dr. Erik Stark is an orthopaedic surgeon and Fellowship trained in orthopaedic sports medicine.
In order to consistently deliver a high standard of medical care, Orthopaedic Specialists of North County has carefully developed a dedicated team of physicians who have achieved outstanding success in their specialties. This enables us to provide you with a superior level of assessment, surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation, so that all your orthopaedic and sports medicine needs will be met.
When you need an Orthopaedic specialist in North County San Diego, Orthopaedic Specialists North County are here to serve you.