Announcing an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Podiatrists across 13 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical volume, results and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list. Many of the surgeons on this list perform other procedures in addition to those for which they have been recognized.
Ira M. Fox, DPM
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates Specializing in:
Reconstructive and Traumatic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Ankle Joint Replacement
Select Surgeons takes a 360-degree look at New Jersey’s bone and joint surgeons, reviewing 9 criteria across 13 procedure categories to arrive at the most comprehensive evaluation of leading bone and joint surgeons in the state. Leflein Associates (add link), a locally owned research firm in Ringwood, NJ, was commissioned to conduct the survey. Research was conducted between November 2019 and April 2020.
A monthlyseriespresented by: Damon A. Greene, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected and will continue to affect everyone. As the weather improves and spring turns to summer more of us will be doing outside activities from home projects to bike riding. Orthopedic issues will continue to arise as accidents will unfortunately happen. Fractures and dislocations are serious injuries that require timely treatment. At Shore Orthopedic University Associates, we offer in office diagnostic X-ray and can treat your injury without you ever having to go to the emergency room or urgent care. Our offices are taking the utmost Covid-19 precautions including a thorough screening process all while maintaining social distancing. As orthopedic surgeons we at Shore Orthopedic University Associates have an obligation to our community. If you or a loved one suffers an accident or is having continued pain, we are here for you. We also offer telehealth visits for urgent and non-urgent issues for all of our patients.
If you have an appointment, please plan on arriving at your scheduled time.
If you are experiencing any fevers, chills, body aches,
cough, or other flu-like symptoms,
please do not come into the office with such symptoms.
Consider rescheduling with a
Telemedicine Appointment or cancel and wait until
you have recovered to reschedule your appointment.
Same Day In Office Appointments Available
X-Ray & Fracture Care
Telemedicine Physician Appointments Available
Telemedicine Physical Therapy Appointments Available
Questions about your appointment? Call 609-927-1991 #1
Questions or Concerns? Call our Patient Relations Department 609-927-1991 ext. 171
COVID-19 Precautions For Patients Being Treated in the Office
We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and
taking preparations to ensure the health
and safety of our patients, staff and community.
It is our goal to continue to provide the same attention and
high-level of care to you during this time.
COVID- 19 Precautionary Measures Implemented:
Notice to patients posted at the entrance of each Shore Orthopaedic location, stating; if a patient feels ill with fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms THEY SHOULD NOT ENTER THE OFFICE, but instead RETURN HOME and call to reschedule their visit for when they are feeling healthy.
Our phone operators are screening patient appointment calls, asking patients if they are experiencing any fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms. If so, the appointment is not scheduled, but instead the patient is asked to wait until they have recovered.
Phone/Text appointment reminder messages state; “if prior to your appointment, you develop any fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment and do not come into the office with such symptoms.”
All patients upon entering the building are directed to a hand washing station and being asked to wash their hands prior to checking in.
Surfaces that are touched by patients and staff are sanitized on an hourly basis. This includes, but is not limited to, counter tops, checking stations, shared armrests, bathroom doors and surfaces, patient doors, exam tables, radiology surfaces, height and weight station.
Patients are being asked to practice Social Distancing in the waiting room.
Staff is directed to STAY HOME and not come to work if they are feeling ill and are experiencing any fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms. In addition, staff is also directed to follow Social Distancing practices.
By Christopher M. Lepre, Executive Vice President, Commercial Business
I came across an article recently in Managed Care about Dr. Stephen Zabinski, a surgeon at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point, New Jersey, who also happens to participate in the Episodes of Care program here at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ).
Stephen J. Zabinski, MD Shore Orthopaedic University
New knees, new hips–to go Bundled payment is pushing providers to look for ways to control the cost of joint replacements. Is joint replacement going to become outpatient surgery? If you want a hip or knee replaced by Stephen Zabinski, MD, a surgeon at Shore Orthopedics Associates in Somers Point, N.J., you’re in for some homework. If you’re a smoker, that’s got to stop; there will be no surgery if you’re aren’t nicotine-free for at least six weeks. Patients with diabetes must get their HbA1c level under control. Those with sleep apnea must document they are using the CPAP machine as per doctor’s orders. Patients with a body mass index of 45 or more must take off some weight; Zabinski’s threshold is 40 if a patient has certain comorbidities. You may need to do strength and mobility training—so-called prehab—before surgery.
Shore Orthopedics offers support for all the to-do items, but the surgeon is not going to let you off the hook. Patients must sign a contract agreeing to comply with the practice’s “total joint pathway,” and they must designate a “total joint companion” who will help them recover but also hold them accountable for following the rules. In return, Zabinski promises to get them home quickly and avoid detours to a rehab facility. He operates on Medicare patients at Shore Medical Center; some get a same-day discharge while others stay 24 to 48 hours. Most patients younger than 65 never set foot in an inpatient facility.