Patient Care

University Expands Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Care with Center in Greece

Mar. 17, 2010
Western Monroe County Patients Benefit from Expert Care in Convenient Location
University of Rochester Medical Center orthopedists and physical therapists will offer expert care at the new South Pointe Landing location in Greece.

University of Rochester Medical Center Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is expanding services by opening a new center for comprehensive musculoskeletal care and recovery in Greece on Monday, March 22. The center offers convenient access to the expertise of the region’s largest and most experienced orthopaedic team to residents in Monroe County’s western towns.

The 8,000-square-foot center in South Pointe Landing, at the corner of Long Pond Road and Gates Greece Townline Road, will offer specialty care in orthopaedics, physiatry, sports and spine rehabilitation, hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, and imaging services to adults and children, along with daytime urgent care for injuries.

“We have long provided comprehensive, coordinated orthopedic and rehabilitation services for our community and we’re now bringing that same level of highly specialized care to the Greece area in a more convenient setting,” said RegisJ. O’Keefe, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

The Medical Center has seen a growing volume of patients from Greece, Gates, Chili and Spencerport traveling to Clinton Crossings in Brighton for specialized care. Experts estimate that one in three visits to the doctor are related to orthopaedic injuries and the new South Pointe Landing location will provide access to the community’s highest quality care close to home, O’Keefe said.

Sports Rehabilitation services have been located nearby in Greece for several years, operating programs with the Greece, Spencerport and Hilton and Aquinas high schools. For Sports Rehabilitation this new location will offer much more space and be equipped to provide functional, sport-specific rehabilitation.

The Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation team has 40 board-certified or board-qualified doctors covering every subspecialty of orthopaedics, from spine and sports medicine, to foot and ankle to joint replacement. Each year, these physicians care for more than 160,000 patients, making the orthopaedic clinic one of the nation’s busiest. The department’s pediatric program within Golisano Children’s Hospital was ranked 25th in Pediatric Orthopaedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2009 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Pediatric orthopaedic specialists James Sanders, M.D., and Gary Tebor, M.D., will see patients at the new center.

The department’s clinical expertise is matched by a strong orthopaedic research program, including the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, and in fact is the largest in the country as measured by National Institutes of Health funding.