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The Jamaica Hospital Medical Center orthopedics team celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 11.
The 4,800 square foot center, located inside the Hospital’s Axel building at 134-20 Jamaica Ave., was created to provide a patient-centered environment for treating community members living with a variety adult and pediatric orthopedic conditions, including fractures, upper limb injuries (hands, wrists, fingers, elbows), arthritis, sports related injuries and more.
The center includes eight examination rooms, two consultation rooms, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging room and other equipment, all designed for patient comfort.
âWe are delighted to provide our community with a world-class orthopedic surgery center that uses the latest technology in our field. This includes advanced medical imaging devices, such as C-arm fluoroscopy machines, âsaid Dr Sanjit Konda, orthopedic trauma surgeon and chair of the hospital’s orthopedics department. âOur patients will receive exceptional, personalized care from some of the best physicians in our region.â
The initial conversation to establish an orthopedic center at the hospital began 23 years ago, Konda said.
Gradually, more doctors and providers have joined their staff, Konda says, forming an internationally recognized team of musculoskeletal care providers at the hospital – a destination for Queens patients when they experience pain. joint pain.
âThis is a work in progress demonstrating the growth of the department over the past few years,â Konda said. âBefore our group was here, it was a smaller group of LIJ and patients were sent out of the hospital system. ”
In addition to serving patients in the community, the surgical group is proud to be recognized as the official founding medical partner of Queensboro FC (QBFC), New York City’s newest soccer team. The group exclusively provides medical services to professional athletes of the FCQB.
The announcement of the opening of the Jamaica Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Center is great news for many, as plans have been halted during the height of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the hospital’s singular focus has shifted to treating COVID patients. All surgeries have been suspended and all health care providers, including orthopedic surgeons, have been called upon to help treat critically ill patients.
Jamaica Hospital orthopedic surgeons have joined many on the front lines in the fight against COVID. Fortunately, now that COVID infection rates and hospitalizations are much lower in New York City, doctors can resume treatment for their patients. Lower rates have also allowed the hospital to re-focus on improving the wide variety of services it offers to the community.
Orthopedic hand surgeon Dr Nader Paksima said he is excited about the opening of their new office and looks forward to expanding their orthopedic services and care in the community.
Dr Sabiha Raoof, Chief Medical Officer of the Medisys Health Network, highlighted the exemplary care her mother received from Paksima.
“I am really happy that we have this center and I am sure you are going to do wonderful things,” Raoof told the orthopedic team at a press conference.
Bruce Flanz, president and CEO of Jamaica Hospital, said they were excited to be able to provide the orthopedics team with space for the center.
âSome of our patients suffer from these traumatic injuries and once they are healed and finished their hospital stay, they can come back to see their doctor. So it will provide them with a very beautiful, state-of-the-art environment in which to receive their care, âsaid Bruce Flanz, President and CEO of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. âWe have always known that the care is of the highest quality, and now we have the physical amenities to accompany high clinical quality. ”