Leading Orthopedic Practice Joins Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center

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Eight Surgeons from Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, PC, Join HMI at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Collectively the Practice Partners have Performed more than 21,000 Surgical Procedures

Board certified orthopedic surgeons Manuel T. Banzon, MD, FAAOS; Gregg S. Berkowitz, MD, FAAOS; James F. Cozzarelli, MD, Grigory Goldberg, MD, FAAOS; Gerardo Goldberger, DO; Michael J. Greller, MD, FAAOS; Alan S. Nasar, MD, FAAOS and board qualified surgeon Gerald Mauriello, Jr., DPM, have joined the Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC). Collectively the surgeons have performed more than 21,000 surgical procedures. Their practice Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, PC, has offices in Freehold, Monroe Township, Lake Como and Old Bridge. The Human Motion Institute is an integrated team of orthopedic specialists consisting of surgeons, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and allied health professionals providing comprehensive musculoskeletal healthcare. The doctors accept most medical insurances and are accepting new patients. Call 1.855.5.MOTION to make an appointment.

Dr. Banzon specializes in total joint replacement, arthroscopy, and fracture and trauma care. He is particularly interested and experienced in total joint replacements, including computer navigation in total knee replacement. Dr. Banzon is also one of the few doctors in the area to perform minimally invasive hip replacements using a two-inch, two-incision technique.

Dr. Berkowitz specializes in sports medicine, total joint arthroplasty and fracture and trauma care. He has a special interest in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip as well as advanced fracture treatments and general orthopedics. He frequently brings back the latest information and techniques from national seminars and hands-on courses and is familiar with the latest treatments for athletic injuries.

Dr. Cozzarelli specializes in arthroscopy, hand, minimally invasive total joint replacement and fracture and trauma care. He is the Orthopedic Medical Director at CareOne in Jackson, NJ.

Dr. Goldberg is fellowship trained and specializes in spine surgery. He completed his medical degree at the State University of New York Medical School. He has extensive experience in the fields of minimally invasive and motion preserving spine surgery. Dr. Goldberg is bi-lingual speaking Russian and has a special interest in assisting the community with their healthcare needs.

Dr. Goldberger specializes in sports medicine, with a particular interest in high performance athletes. His experience includes being a team physician at the 1994 Soccer World Cup and at the 1996 Olympic Games. Dr. Goldberger has pioneered an integrative approach to evaluating and treating runners, swimmers and triathletes, inclusive of the latest minimally invasive techniques in shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Goldberger is a senior Board Examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Greller is fellowship trained and specializes in sports medicine, advanced and minimally invasive shoulder, hip, knee and ankle arthroscopic procedures and hip, knee and shoulder replacement.

Dr. Mauriello, Jr., is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. He earned his graduate degree in Health Education from Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York City. He is one of a few foot and ankle surgeons in New Jersey trained in the latest ankle replacement surgery; the S.T.A.R total ankle replacement.

Dr. Nasar holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in NYC. He became interested in artificial joint design while receiving specialized training in biomechanics and biomaterials at The Cooper Union. He is particularly interested in advanced pain management techniques that, combined with minimally invasive surgery, can lead to less discomfort and a more rapid return to work and leisure activities.

Advanced Orthopedics’ office locations include; Pond View Professional Park, 301 Professional View Drive, Freehold, NJ; Renaissance Crossing Medical Arts Building, 312 Applegarth Road, Suite 101, Monroe Township, NJ; 1719 Main Street Lake Como, NJ and at RBMC’s Old Bridge location 3 Hospital Plaza.

The Human Motion Institute (HMI) at Raritan Bay Medical Center is an integrated team of orthopedic specialists consisting of surgeons, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and allied health professionals providing complete and comprehensive musculoskeletal healthcare. A wide variety of conditions are treated including:

  •     Joint replacement and reconstruction
  •     Disorders of the spine
  •     Fractures
  •     Sports related injuries (knee, shoulder, foot & ankle, hand & upper extremity)
  •     Other injuries involving tendons, joints, bones and muscle

HMI provides:

  •     Expert and prompt diagnosis from specialty trained surgeons & physicians
  •     Prompt access for initial evaluation, diagnosis & treatment
  •     A smooth admission process
  •     HMI dedicated private rooms
  •     Specialized nursing staff (Magnet status)
  •     Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation

These services are coordinated to ensure patients receive superior and compassionate care. Professionals work with each patient and their family to develop a customized treatment plan. The goal is simple: return patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. For more information, call 855.5.MOTION or visit http://rbmc.humanmotioninstitute.org.

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