Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS
Keith R. Berend, MD
Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc.
7277 Smith’s Mill Road, Suite 200
New Albany, OH 43054
Website for Joint Implant Surgeons
Knee replacement webcast shares local surgeon’s talents with national audience, broadcast from New Albany Surgical Hospital
NEW ALBANY, Ohio – New Albany Surgical Hospital co-founder and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Adolph Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS, is performing a total knee replacement that will be broadcast nationally and internationally via an Internet webcast on March 22. The surgical procedure will use the new Vanguard Complete Knee System from Biomet, Inc., which Dr. Lombardi helped to design and develop.
Utilizing the latest technology, New Albany Surgical Hospital is able to host this national webcast, expected to receive approximately 3,000 online viewers, many of whom are other surgeons around the world looking to learn the newest techniques and systems available to help their patients with orthopedic issues, especially joint problems.
Dr. Lombardi is a clinical assistant professor in both orthopaedics and biomedical engineering at The Ohio State University and is also President Elect of Medical Staff Services at New Albany Surgical Hospital. He is recognized as an expert in joint replacement, lecturing nationally and internationally.
According to Dr. Lombardi, New Albany Surgical Hospital is helping to push medical care to a higher level in Central Ohio through its educational programs.
“What is important is that our patients receive the best possible care,” said Lombardi. “We are working to make sure our patients, as well as others, also benefit from the most advanced medical technology and techniques. That leads to the best possible care, and that is exactly what is happening at New Albany Surgical Hospital, especially in the field of joint surgery.”
The webcast is proof of New Albany Surgical Hospital’s commitment to sharing knowledge with others, reinforcing the hospital’s mission to provide every patient with high quality, compassionate, and cost-effective care in a family-focused environment. Another recent demonstration of this commitment occurred through a recent advanced surgical training session at the hospital.
In June 2004, Dr. Keith R. Berend traveled to Oxford, England to participate in an advanced training course for The Oxford Unicompartmental Knee System – commonly known as the “Oxford free-floating uni-knee” or just “Oxford.” The Oxford enables patients with appropriate health factors to enjoy the benefits of a minimally invasive partial knee replacement together with the longevity traditionally found only in total knee replacements.
In February 2005, Dr. Berend trained several additional physicians to perform the surgery. Of the seven surgeons in Central Ohio now trained to perform the Oxford uni-knee surgery, six are currently practicing at New Albany Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Berend is also a clinical assistant professor and director of the division of adult reconstruction in orthopaedics at The Ohio State University.
About New Albany Surgical Hospital
New Albany Surgical Hospital is a physician-founded specialty hospital dedicated to providing high quality care and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological diseases on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital opened in December of 2003.
Located in the growing northeast quadrant of Central Ohio, New Albany Surgical Hospital sits on 13 rural acres at the intersection of Smith’s Mill Road and Route 62 in New Albany. It is easily accessible via Route 161, which connects directly to I-270.
Adding to the educational capabilities of the facility are cameras and video screens that allow doctors outside of the operating room to view surgeries performed in any of the eight operating rooms on the first floor.