Meet Your Orthopedics Team
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Your physicians, nurses, and therapists at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital are dedicated to orthopedics. This means they have a great deal of experience helping patients like you recover from orthopedic conditions.
Working Together to Meet Your Individual Needs
Your individual treatment plan will be directed by your orthopedic physician and delivered through a caring team of professionals.
The surgical team at NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital does more than 8,000 procedures each year - more than any other orthopedic program in eastern North Carolina. We put this experience to work for you.
In addition to these NHRMC professionals, the most important member of the team is you. We want to know your needs and concerns. Your involvement in your care - from the day we meet you until after you are back home - is important to us. We are dedicated to answering every question you and your loved ones may have and explaining your care in a way you understand.
Orthopedic surgeons at NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) or board eligible. Many also are fellowship trained with an additional two years of subspecialty experience.
You have access to orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hand and shoulder, foot and ankle, and spine procedures, as well as arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, sports medicine, and joint replacement.
Neurologists also perform surgeries involving the back and spine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
A hospitalist is a board-certified internal medicine physician who may care for you while you are in the hospital after your orthopedic procedure and until you are discharged. A hospitalist is based at the hospital and only sees patients who are in the hospital. The hospitalist keeps your orthopedic surgeon and primary care physician informed and collaborates with them on your care.
Your anesthesiologist is an important part of your orthopedic surgery team. The anesthesiologist’s role is to manage your pain during your procedure and help you safely “sleep,” if your surgeon requests it. Your board-certified anesthesiologist works closely with certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) throughout your orthopedic procedure to make sure you are comfortable.
Nursing & Clinical Staff
Our nursing staff members care for hundreds of orthopedic patients each year. When you stay with us, you are number one. Our nurses, many of whom have achieved specialty certification, excel at helping you understand what to expect from each stage of your surgery and recovery.
Physical & Occupational Therapists
Rehabilitation from orthopedic surgery begins almost immediately after your procedure. Your rehabilitation specialists - physical and occupational therapists - are important members of your care team. They help get you back to your normal activities. Your experienced, personable therapists will explore your goals and develop a plan to restore your strength, mobility, and function. Therapy and rehabilitation are offered at multiple locations.