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Flushing Hospital Medical Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Doctors
|Flushing Hospital Medical Center's Division of Orthopedics is fortunate to welcome two new orthopedic surgeons from Manhattan-based New York Orthopedics (www.nyorthodoc.com).
Fellowship-trained surgeons, Drs. George Ackerman and Teo Mendez, began treating patients in October and are available for appointments on site at Flushing Hospital, Monday through Thursday. Both physicians specialize in the treatment and surgical procedures of the knee, foot and ankle, shoulder, hip, and elbow, as well as sports-related injuries. They have worked extensively as team physicians for both professional and college sports teams.
New York Orthopedics is an orthopedic practice of top fellowship-trained physicians founded by Dr. Stephen J. Nicholas. It was built on a tradition of excellence in sports medicine set forth by James A. Nicholas, MD., who played a role in how sports injuries are treated today, and is perhaps best known for his career-saving knee operations on New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath.
Based on that tradition, Dr. Nicholas founded an institute in the 1970s dedicated to the study of sports medicine and trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital, the first hospital-based facility in the country that was devoted to this field, known today as the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) (www.NISMAT.ORG).