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Medical Group:

RSZ Orthopaedics

Primary Office:

254 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA  19301

Office Phone: 610.644.7755
Specialty Accepting New Patients
Orthopedic Surgery
  Board Certified in 1981
Yes

Age: 64      Gender: M
Years in practice: 32

Areas of Clinical Interest: Bone and Joint Fractures, Sprains, Tears, Pain, Dislocation, Injuries
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Joint Surgery/Replacement/Reconstruction
Spine and Disc Injury, Pain
Sports and Work-Related Injury
Arthroscopic Surgery
Ankle and Foot Pain/Injury
Tendinitis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College

Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Primary Affiliation:  Paoli Hospital

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

RSZ Orthopaedics   (view other physicians at this practice)

Office Information

Location:
254 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA  19301

TEL: 610.644.7755 FAX: 610.644.8290
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hours icon Hours: Weekdays
 
Location:
Limerick Professional Center, Suite 220
649 North Lewis Road
Limerick, PA  19468

TEL: 610.495.0099 FAX: 610.495.0318
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hours icon Hours: Weekdays
 
Location:
826 Main Street, MOB II, Suite 302
Phoenixville, PA  19460

TEL: 610.495.0099 FAX: 610.495.0318
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hours icon Hours: Weekdays
 
RSZ Orthopaedics Paoli, PA  19301

TEL: 610.644.7755 FAX: 610.644.8290

View Map | Get Directions

Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

Hours:Weekdays

RSZ Orthopaedics
649 North Lewis Road
Limerick, PA  19468

TEL: 610.495.0099 FAX: 610.495.0318

View Map | Get Directions

Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

Hours:Weekdays

RSZ Orthopaedics Phoenixville, PA  19460

TEL: 610.495.0099 FAX: 610.495.0318

View Map | Get Directions

Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

Hours:Weekdays



Titles

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Associate Chief: Paoli Hospital Surgery Center
Attending Physician

Recent Clinical Studies Published

PUBLICATIONS:

"Implementing a New Physician Reimbursement Paradigm", Physician's News Digest, January 2000.

Percutaneous Disc Decompression Using Nucleoplasty" Pain Physician, Volume 5, Number 2, pp. 121-126, 2002, American Society of Pain Physicians

"Outpatient Surgery for Minimally Invasive Disc Decompression." Outpatient Srugery, October, 2002.

"Preliminary Outcomes fo Percutaneous Decompression Utiizing Coblation for the Treatment of Axial Lower Back Pain" (Abstract) and "Side Effects and Complications of Lumbar Nucleoplasty - Preliminary Results" (Abstract), Second World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine. Prague, 2003.

Coblation Assisted Microdiscectomy." Care Management. Official Journal of the Academy of Certified Case Managers. Volume 10, Number 2. April 2004.

"Side Effects and Complications After Percutaneous Disc Decompression Using Coblation Technology," American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 85, Number 1, January 2006.

LECTURES:

"Knee Injuries in the Work Environment", Organization of Rehab Nurses, 1995.

"The Future of Health Care and Legislative Activity in Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, AAOS, 1995, Boca Raton, FL, 1994.

"Knee Injuries and Arthroscopic Techniques", LRC Rehabilitation, 1995.

"Overview of Orthopaedic Surgery from a Managed Care Perspective", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1996, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Injuries to the Knee and Rehabilitation", LRC Rehabilitation, 1996.

"Nonsurgical Disc Decompression and Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques for Herniated Lumbar Discs", CRA Rehabilitation, 1996.

"Workers' Compensation Knee Injuries", Industrial Workplace Seminar, 1997, King of Prussia, PA.

"Preserving Orthopaedic Practice and Protecting Your Patient in a Turbulent Marketplace", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1997, Charleston, SC.

"Political Action and Legislative Initiatives for Medical Survival in the Coming Decade", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1998, Hershey, PA.

"A Strategic Network for Episodic Case Rates", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Board Meeting, 1999.

"Cumulative Trauma Disorder - Upper Extremities", Swartz, Campbell and Detweiler, 1999.

"Creative Solutions to Control Healthcare Costs Independent of Reimbursement Cuts", Independence Blue Cross, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Red Flags in Workers' Compensation", Erie Insurance Company, 1999.

"Non-Surgical Disc Decompression for Herniated Lumbar Discs", Interview, Channel 6 News Philadelphia, 1999.

"Introducing the Pro Physician and Patient Political Party", Political Action Presentation, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Progress in Spinal Surgery", NARPS Convention, 1999, Atlantic City, NJ.

"Maintaining Quality of Orthopaedic Care in a Managed Care Environment", Allegheny County Medical Society, PA, 2000.

"Sports Medicine 2000", - Chairman, Pennsylvania Ortopaedic Society, 2000, Orlando, FL.

"Joint Replacement in the New Millennium" - Chairman & Organizer 2000, Philadelphia, PA.

"Low Back Pain Diferential Diagnosis & Treatment", Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Claims Association, 2000.

"Leveling the Playing Field - The Role of State Orthopaedic Societies in the Business of Medicine", American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000.

"Lumbar Percutaneous Discectomy and Application in Contained Disc Disease", Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

"The Role of Radiofrequency in Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy", American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, 2001.

"An Overview of Percutaneous Discectomy", Paoli Hospital, 2001.

"Outcome Data First 48 Patients Post Nucleoplasty 3 to 12 Month Followup", Symposium, North American Spine Society, 2002, New York, NY

"Percutaneous Discectomy Nucleoplasty - Cutting Edge Technology for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery", The Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, Wilmington, DE, 2002.

"New Frontiers in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery", New Jersey Academy of Primary Care Physicians, 2002.

Physician Driven Initiatives in Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.

"Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery", Symposium, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

"The Medical Liability Crisis: Searching for Practical Solutions", Forum (Expert Panelist), Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2004)

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Team Physician - USFL Philadelphia Stars
Team Physician - Immaculata College

Current Memberships and Activities

Member, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society;Founder & Chairman, Political Action Committee; Founder & Chairman, Legislative Committee; Board Member; President, 2000
Founding Member, American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

GENERAL

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified in 1981) - Accepting New Patients

Age: 64      Gender: M
Years in practice: 32

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College

Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Primary Affiliation:  Paoli Hospital

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Titles

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Associate Chief: Paoli Hospital Surgery Center
Attending Physician


PRACTICE

Practice Name:
RSZ Orthopaedics

appointment icon Locations:

254 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA  19301
TEL: 610.644.7755 FAX: 610.644.8290
transportation icon Access Information:  Public Transportation,Handicap Access
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Limerick Professional Center, Suite 220
649 North Lewis Road
Limerick, PA  19468
TEL: 610.495.0099 FAX: 610.495.0318
transportation icon Access Information:  Public Transportation,Handicap Access
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
826 Main Street, MOB II, Suite 302
Phoenixville, PA  19460
TEL: 610.495.0099 FAX: 610.495.0318
transportation icon Access Information:  Public Transportation,Handicap Access
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Areas of Clinical Interest: Bone and Joint Fractures, Sprains, Tears, Pain, Dislocation, Injuries
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Joint Surgery/Replacement/Reconstruction
Spine and Disc Injury, Pain
Sports and Work-Related Injury
Arthroscopic Surgery
Ankle and Foot Pain/Injury
Tendinitis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis


PUBLICATIONS & CITATIONS

Recent Clinical Studies Published

PUBLICATIONS:

"Implementing a New Physician Reimbursement Paradigm", Physician's News Digest, January 2000.

Percutaneous Disc Decompression Using Nucleoplasty" Pain Physician, Volume 5, Number 2, pp. 121-126, 2002, American Society of Pain Physicians

"Outpatient Surgery for Minimally Invasive Disc Decompression." Outpatient Srugery, October, 2002.

"Preliminary Outcomes fo Percutaneous Decompression Utiizing Coblation for the Treatment of Axial Lower Back Pain" (Abstract) and "Side Effects and Complications of Lumbar Nucleoplasty - Preliminary Results" (Abstract), Second World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine. Prague, 2003.

Coblation Assisted Microdiscectomy." Care Management. Official Journal of the Academy of Certified Case Managers. Volume 10, Number 2. April 2004.

"Side Effects and Complications After Percutaneous Disc Decompression Using Coblation Technology," American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 85, Number 1, January 2006.

LECTURES:

"Knee Injuries in the Work Environment", Organization of Rehab Nurses, 1995.

"The Future of Health Care and Legislative Activity in Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, AAOS, 1995, Boca Raton, FL, 1994.

"Knee Injuries and Arthroscopic Techniques", LRC Rehabilitation, 1995.

"Overview of Orthopaedic Surgery from a Managed Care Perspective", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1996, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Injuries to the Knee and Rehabilitation", LRC Rehabilitation, 1996.

"Nonsurgical Disc Decompression and Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques for Herniated Lumbar Discs", CRA Rehabilitation, 1996.

"Workers' Compensation Knee Injuries", Industrial Workplace Seminar, 1997, King of Prussia, PA.

"Preserving Orthopaedic Practice and Protecting Your Patient in a Turbulent Marketplace", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1997, Charleston, SC.

"Political Action and Legislative Initiatives for Medical Survival in the Coming Decade", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1998, Hershey, PA.

"A Strategic Network for Episodic Case Rates", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Board Meeting, 1999.

"Cumulative Trauma Disorder - Upper Extremities", Swartz, Campbell and Detweiler, 1999.

"Creative Solutions to Control Healthcare Costs Independent of Reimbursement Cuts", Independence Blue Cross, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Red Flags in Workers' Compensation", Erie Insurance Company, 1999.

"Non-Surgical Disc Decompression for Herniated Lumbar Discs", Interview, Channel 6 News Philadelphia, 1999.

"Introducing the Pro Physician and Patient Political Party", Political Action Presentation, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Progress in Spinal Surgery", NARPS Convention, 1999, Atlantic City, NJ.

"Maintaining Quality of Orthopaedic Care in a Managed Care Environment", Allegheny County Medical Society, PA, 2000.

"Sports Medicine 2000", - Chairman, Pennsylvania Ortopaedic Society, 2000, Orlando, FL.

"Joint Replacement in the New Millennium" - Chairman & Organizer 2000, Philadelphia, PA.

"Low Back Pain Diferential Diagnosis & Treatment", Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Claims Association, 2000.

"Leveling the Playing Field - The Role of State Orthopaedic Societies in the Business of Medicine", American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000.

"Lumbar Percutaneous Discectomy and Application in Contained Disc Disease", Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

"The Role of Radiofrequency in Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy", American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, 2001.

"An Overview of Percutaneous Discectomy", Paoli Hospital, 2001.

"Outcome Data First 48 Patients Post Nucleoplasty 3 to 12 Month Followup", Symposium, North American Spine Society, 2002, New York, NY

"Percutaneous Discectomy Nucleoplasty - Cutting Edge Technology for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery", The Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, Wilmington, DE, 2002.

"New Frontiers in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery", New Jersey Academy of Primary Care Physicians, 2002.

Physician Driven Initiatives in Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.

"Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery", Symposium, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

"The Medical Liability Crisis: Searching for Practical Solutions", Forum (Expert Panelist), Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2004)

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Team Physician - USFL Philadelphia Stars
Team Physician - Immaculata College

Current Memberships and Activities

Member, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society;Founder & Chairman, Political Action Committee; Founder & Chairman, Legislative Committee; Board Member; President, 2000
Founding Member, American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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