Nicholas Sgaglione

With Makos circling, feeling better about joint surgery

By GREGORY ZELLER // Just when you thought it was safe to check in for joint-replacement surgeries – actually, it’s a lot safer now, with these Makos swimming around. Innovation dives deeper at four Northwell Health Long Island hospitals, where the Mako device, a robotic assistant for total joint-replacement procedures, has surfaced. Manufactured by Michigan-based medical-device multinational Stryker, the interactive robotic arm gives human specialists new levels of surgical precision, helping to reduce recovery times…


Good sports Hofstra, Northwell team up (once again)

By GREGORY ZELLER // Hofstra University athletes will now receive primary medical care directly from New York State’s largest healthcare provider. The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute – part of New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health, the state’s largest healthcare provider by number of practitioners and number of patients – will “coordinate and provide primary care” for Hofstra’s men’s and women’s teams, Northwell Health announced this week. The university’s 300-plus student-athletes, who compete annually in 17 different…


New partnership spotlights Northwell orthopedics

Northwell Health has signed a strategic affiliation agreement with the Rothman Institute, one of the nation’s largest orthopedic practices. The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute will be working with the Pennsylvania-based Rothman Institute to develop “centers of excellence for orthopedic care” around Greater New York, according to a statement from Northwell Health. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Rothman Institute – founded in 1970 by physician Richard Rothman – is known internationally as a preeminent orthopedic and musculoskeletal…


Northwell goes feet-first in new orthopaedic office

Northwell Health celebrated the opening of its newest and most expansive orthopaedic institute this week. The Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute at Huntington was officially opened with a Jan. 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The state-of-the-art, 5,000-square-foot practice specializes in general orthopaedic surgery as well as foot and ankle surgeries, according to the New Hyde Park-based health system, New York State’s largest healthcare provider and private employer. The $1.5 million institute – the health system’s 11th…