We offer the most highly specialized skills and advanced surgical
procedures for the treatment of knee, shoulder, and elbow problems
available anywhere in the world. While brain surgery or organ transplantation
may require an international patient to travel to a U.S. University-based
medical center, that is not the case for knee, shoulder, and elbow
surgery. The best care in the world is available right here at
our conveniently located suburban centers, without the impersonal
approach, safety risks and other difficulties often associated
with treatment at inner-city teaching centers here in the US.
Not only are our specialty surgeons former University team physicians
and/or directors of University Sports Medicine programs, but
as private practice physicians now they perform their surgery
personally, having no obligation to allow physicians-in-training
to perform their cases. This is probably the most important
issue facing any patient coming to America for treatment at
an advanced center; ie, will the surgery be done entirely by
the physician you came here to see? In our practice, you will
never need to concern yourself with that issue. Every last detail
of your treatment is personally performed and directed by either Dr.
Sapega (knee cases)
or Dr. Sidor (all shoulder and elbow problems; and any
knee problem requiring joint replacement). That is the reason
why such a high proportion of their patients are either physicians,
nurses or their family members. Surgery will take place in a
technically sophisticated suburban surgical center
with pleasant and friendly staff and competant anesthesia personnel.
You will not be subjected to anesthesia physicians-in-training,
practicing anesthetic procedures on you as they learn. Your
anesthesiologist will be experienced and interested in providing
you the most pleasant and complication-free surgical experience
possible. The surgical care program we offer represents the utmost
in comprehensive responsible, patient oriented service.
Our offices are located only a short drive from the Philadelphia
International Airport, and our International Patient Coordinator
can arrange local transportation and nearby lodging for either
a short or an extended stay. We can assure you that you will
not receive any of the "HMO-style" medical care that
has become so prevalent in the United States. Our surgical practice
does not contract with any HMOs, so we have not needed
to dilute down our staff resources or standard of care. You are
treated entirely as a private patient and as a guest of The
Knee and Shoulder Centers, at all times.
If you need physical therapy before you leave, our surgeons know
the premiere knee and shoulder therapists in the Philadelphia region
and can arrange for your treatment with them, as needed. We also
provide you with detailed, written physical therapy protocols that
you can take back with you, to finish out your rehabilitation in
your home country. We can communicate with your physical therapist
there, if any questions arise. These well established physical therapy
protocols help minimize the amount of time you need to stay in the
United States for your treatment.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about our
International Patient Treatment Program, please contact our International
Patient Coordinator via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also call Ms. Ronna Sepielli or Ms. Donna Ciminale, directly
at (001) 856-273-8900.