drs. Mark Rieger, David Lin, Joshua Strassberg and Tamir Bloom continue to set the gold standard for adolescent and pediatric orthopedics. The team of doctors treats bone and muscle problems, including sports injuries, fractures, scoliosis, hip dysplasia and clubfoot; always using the most innovative, non-surgical, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques available to restore the health of their patients and return them to the activities they enjoy.
drs. Rieger, Lin, Strassberg, Bloom and their partners have changed the way patients sit at the bedside. “I enjoy interacting with children and helping them feel comfortable,” said Dr. Strassberg. The team at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center know how young children, often in pain and fear, can feel comfortable with their light-hearted attitude and compassionate bedside manners.
The Pediatric Orthopedic Center is also the first practice to introduce several advanced treatments in New Jersey, including hip ultrasound to diagnose hip disease, growth plate-sparing ACL knee reconstructions, nonsurgical Ponseti clubfoot treatment, and minimally invasive scoliosis surgery, and they continue to explore ways to bring the latest and greatest treatments to the children they treat. “It is exciting to work with children; they certainly keep me young at heart and I like their resilience, said Dr. Lin.
At the cutting edge of medical technology, the Pediatric Orthopedic Center is the only practice in northern New Jersey with the EOS low-dose X-ray machine, which uses 10 to 50 times less radiation and comprehensive 3D images of the spine and lower extremities. This improves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with scoliosis and limb problems. “It obtains more information with less radiation, vastly improving our evaluation and clinical decisions, improving patient care,” said Dr. Rieger.
With four offices and ties to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and New York University Langone Medical Center, The Pediatric Orthopedic Center’s physicians are able to provide excellent care both locally and in a world-class pediatric orthopedics center for more complex cases. It is this combination of personalized local care and access to world-class orthopedic care that sets The Pediatric Orthopedic Center apart from all other orthopedic practices in the tri-state area.
It is a privilege to be able to care for children of all ages, from newborns to young adults,” said Dr. Rieger. “My philosophy is to treat my patients the way I would like my family to be treated.”
“I approach each patient as a unique individual and take the time to understand them and their family’s needs.” said Dr. Bloom. “My goal is to provide high quality care and get them back into action safely as soon as possible. As a two-time Olympian who competed with an injury, I can empathize with the unique mental and physical challenges of sports-related injuries.”
When asked how they earned their excellent reputation, Dr. Rieger that his mentor, world-renowned pediatric orthopedist, Dr. John Hall taught him, “Treat your patients like family and make sure you are the most knowledgeable in your field, and you don’t have to look for reputation – your reputation will find you.
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Morristown Medical Center/Goryeb Children’s Hospital Saint Barnabas Medical Center NYU Langone Medical Center Overlook Medical Center Short Hills Surgery Center
Pediatric Orthopedics Sports Medicine Fractures Scoliosis Complex Hip Disorders Clubfoot
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Scoliosis Research Society American Medical Association The Orthopedic Research Society The New Jersey Orthopedic Society Medical Society of New Jersey
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