NY Orthopedics in the News
The physicians at NY Orthopedics are often called upon to give their expert opinions on orthopedics and sports medicine events and matters in the news. Below you will find a list of news stories and announcements related to our practice.
June 2020 | Elective Surgery Now Available
NY Orthopedics is now approved to move forward with elective surgeries. We are taking all appropriate measures outlined by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to protect the health and safety of our valued patients and staff. This includes but is not limited to:
- Patient and staff COVID-19 testing.
- Appropriate PPE worn at all stages of consultation and procedure.
- Environmental cleaning and disinfection practices.
- Social distancing guidelines implemented throughout office operations.
If you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, please DO NOT come to our office. Our team of doctors and staff will work with you to get a telehealth appointment scheduled.
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May 2020 | Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2020
Congratulations to eight of NY Orthopedics’ physicians for winning the Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 2020! Out of the tens of thousands of doctors nominated, we are proud to announce the following doctors were selected for this prestigious award:
- Dr. Sanjay Bakshi
- Dr. Benjamin Bedford
- Dr. Firas Chamas
- Dr. Gregory Galano
- Dr. Mark Klion
- Dr. Steven Lee
- Dr. David Matusz
- Dr. Stephen Nicholas
The Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award evaluates each physician on the following criteria: professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history, interpersonal skills such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence.
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May 2020 | COVID Community Involvement
NY Orthopedics’ physicians have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to watch the Fox5 NY clip of Dr. Teo Mendez discussing his team’s first-hand involvement.
Looking to schedule an appointment? All of our office locations are still open and hours of operation remain the same. There are same day appointments, however, if you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, please DO NOT come to our office. Our team of doctors and staff will work with you to schedule a telehealth appointment.
March 2020 | Telemedicine Announcement
NY Orthopedics has offices open to meet your urgent needs. If you are experiencing significant pain or are concerned about a possible fracture, dislocation, or injury – including severe spine problems – we will make every effort to see you ASAP. Now is not the time to go to a Hospital Emergency Room.
For all other orthopedic problems, NY Orthopedics is offering TELEMEDICINE to our patients effective March 23, 2020. It is a private and secure way for our physicians to perform face-to-face visits using your phone, tablet or personal computer. To schedule an appointment please call one of the locations below:
- Manhattan offices: 212-737-3301
- Scarsdale office: 914-725-6970
- Westbury office: 516-243-8506
March 2020 | NY Orthopedics COVID-19 Announcement
New York Orthopedics cares about our patients’ well-being during this time. We are taking all appropriate measures in response to the Coronavirus to protect the health and safety of our valued patients and staff.
All of our office locations are still open and hours of operation remain the same. There are same day appointments, however, if you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, please DO NOT come to our office. Our team of doctors and staff will work with you to get a telehealth appointment set up.
September 2019 | Mono sidelines Jets’ quarterback
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez explains to Fox 5 the symptoms of mono and how it can affect athletes.
September 2019 | Health officials warn about potentially fatal brain illness caused by mosquitoes
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez is on Fox 5 discussing news that mosquitoes in Connecticut have tested positive for potentially fatal brain illness.
August 2019 | Can marijuana be the key to treating pancreatic cancer?
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez is on Fox 5 discussing how flavonoids in marijuana may help treat pancreatic cancer.
August 2019 | Diet soda may be linked to dementia
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses a new study with Fox 5 that found stroke and dementia incidence rose three times for those drinking diet soda.
August 2019 | Another health risk linked to football
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez explains to Fox 5 how former pro-football players are at risk for a heart condition that can trigger a stroke..
August 2019 | Is caffeine a migraine trigger?
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez talks to Fox 5 about whether caffeine may be a migraine trigger.
June 2019 | Lyme disease breakthrough
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez joins Fox 5 to discuss how joint pain can actually be a result of Lyme disease.
June 2019 | Prostate cancer tied to excess body fat
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez talks to Fox 5 about the link between visceral fat and prostate cancer.
June 2019 | New York seniors living longer
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez joins Fox 5 to discuss why elderly New Yorkers are living longer than their peers in other states.
June 2019 | How is tech changing surgery?
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez talks to Fox 5 about technology’s impact on surgical skills and innovations.
May 2019 | Athletes & CBD Oil
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez joins Fox 5 News to discuss the possible benefits of CBD and why consumers should still exercise caution.
March 2019 | Physical therapy or surgery?
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez joins Fox 5 News to discuss the various treatment options for aging joints.
February 2019 | Everyday activities can help boost fitness
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez explains to Fox 5 how activities like walking up the stairs & doing housework can help you stay fit.
February 2019 | Joint replacements can last decades, study finds
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses hip and knee replacements that can last decades with Fox 5.
November 2018 | Dr. George Ackerman awarded the Jim Barbanell Memorial Service Award.
Dr. George Ackerman was recently awarded the Jim Barbanell Memorial Service Award. These awards are given in the name of Jim, who was a veteran sports reporter for Newsday. Jim was the consummate journalist who thoroughly enjoyed covering high school sports. Someone once remarked that here was a gentleman who was “truly a giver and not a taker.” It is in this context that the Coaches Association honors and recognizes those that have given unstintingly of their time, talents and energy for the improvement and advancement of high school sports.
November 2018 | Norman “Boomer” Esiason mentions Dr. Nicholas in his morning radio show
Norman “Boomer” Esiason, a retired football quarterback and current network color commentator, mentions Dr. Stephen J. Nicholas in his morning radio show. During a 14-year career in the National Football League, Esiason played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals.
October 2018 | Coping with fall allergies
Fall allergies have arrived, and with them, a host of familiar symptoms that may be made worse by the rain, experts say. Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez explains how rain can cause a “thunderclap” response in allergy sufferers, and what they can do for relief.
October 2018 | Rewriting rules to reduce concussion
Can a simple rule change help prevent concussions in college football? Dr. Teo Mendez, orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains how changing the kickoff point on football fields may reduce rates of head injury amongst players.
October 2018 | Inside Edition spoke to Dr. Mark Klion about a Chicago suspected killer
New surveillance video of a suspected serial killer terrorizing Chicago shows a man cops say is a cold-blooded killer who walks like a duck. Dr. Mark Klion was asked to talk about his distinctive stride.
September 2018 | What does your ‘body clock’ reveal about your health?
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez explains how circadian rhythms—internal ‘body clocks’ that regulate our sleep-wake cycles—may point to important health markers such as blood pressure, hypertension and even cancer risk.
September 2018 | New football helmet designs shaped by head injury concerns
Dr. Teo Mendez, orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, talks youth sports, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and the future of football helmets. .
September 2018 | More people choosing urgent care over ER
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses how short wait times, convenience and relatively low costs are drawing more and more patients to urgent care centers.
September 2018 | Can anti-inflammatory drugs hurt your heart?
A new study links a widely used anti-inflammatory drug to potential heart and gastrointestinal risks. Dr. Teo Mendez, orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, further explains the research.
August 2018 | Restoring Vision and Weight Loss in Men and Women
Dr. Stephen J. Nicholas is featured on Fox-5 Healthlines 6pm news to discuss how stem cells can help in the restoration of declining vision. He also talks about the reasons why it’s easier for men to lose weight compared to women.
August 2018 | Women More Likely for a Concussion and Taking a Break in Exercise
Dr. Stephen J. Nicholas is featured on Fox-5 Healthlines 6pm news to discuss the dangers of sports brain injuries in women. He also talks about the negative affects of long breaks with zero exercise.
July 2018 | Why are more pregnant women having heart attacks?
More moms-to-be are suffering from heart attacks, according to a recent study. Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez further explains the research and how pregnant women can manage important risk factors.
July 2018 | Alcohol deaths rising among young adults: study
A new study finds that alcohol-related deaths have skyrocketed among adults from 25-to-34 years old. Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses the findings and why doctors are seeing more cases of cirrhosis — scarring of the liver that’s often caused by alcohol abuse.
July 2018 | BreakThrough™ with Christopher Adams, MD – Episode 11: InternalBrace™ for Hand and Wrist
Joining host Christopher Adams, MD, are in‐studio guests including New York Orthopedic’s, Steven J. Lee, MD, who highlights their surgeon experience, tips, and outcomes surrounding, InternalBrace™ ligament augmentation for hand and wrist surgery.
June 2018 | New York Orthopedics Doctors Named on 2018 “Best Doctors in New York” List Published by New York Magazine
Three physicians at New York Orthopedics have been named on the 2018 list of “Best Doctors in New York,” published by New York Magazine this month. Dr. Steven J. Lee, Dr. David M. Matusz and Dr. Stephen J. Nicholas were featured on this year’s distinguished list.
May 2018 | Connecting Surgeons Across Seas
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses his nonprofit organization, OrthoNations. Inspired by a trip to Vietnam, Dr. Mendez explains, the program aims to train and share expertise with surgeons in developing nations.
May 2018 | Woman’s Runny Nose is Actually a ‘Brain Leak’
What one woman mistook for allergy symptoms turned out to be something much more critical — a leaking brain. Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses the causes and symptoms of a CSF leak, a rare condition that results in the loss of cerebrospinal fluid.
May 2018 | Researchers Identify Potential Cure for Baldness
Experts report that a new drug may hold the answer to baldness. Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez explains the research and why the drug shows promise in its early stages of development.
April 2018 | Redefining Alzheimer’s Disease
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Stephen Nicholas discusses the different ways in which doctors assess neurodegenerative change.
April 2018 | Fielding Concerns Over Artificial Turf
Dr. Stephen Nicholas, orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, argues that there’s little evidence of turf causing harm to humans, and points out that refraining from exercise can lead to a host of health problems.
April 2018 | One Brain Injury May Up Risk for Dementia: Study
Dr. Teo Mendez, orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, further explains the study’s findings.
April 2018 | How Does Breast Cancer Spread?
Lenox Hill Hospital’s Dr. Teo Mendez discusses the possible link between inflammation and breast cancer.
November 2017 | Run Your Way to a Healthy Mind
Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing how running can release natural “feel good” molecules in the brain, which can help people suffering from depression or anxiety.
November 2017 | NJ Gets Tough on Opioids
Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 News discussing Opioid regulations.
October 2017 | Risk Factors for Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Teo Mendez reacts to a new study that claims concussions in childhood could play a role in developing this disorder – which attacks the central nervous system – later in life.
August 2017 | Not Properly Buckled Up
Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 News explaining the guidelines for children and car seats.
August 2017 | Lime Disease Tick Test & Growing Mini Organs
Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 News discussing tick tests for Lime Disease and growing mini organs like livers and intestines for finding treatments for diseases.
May 2017 | Teen dies after drinking three caffeinated drinks
Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox News explaining how much caffeine is too much.
March 2017 | 4 Ways Young Men Are Wrecking Their Knees
Dr. Stephen Nicholas explains to Men’s Health magazine how young men are wrecking their knees and how they can save them instead.
March 2017 | International Nutrition Secrets
Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing diet secrets that are key to a long life.
March 2017 | Pitch Count Forum
Dr. Stephen Nicholas was included on a panel of experts discussing the pitch count regulations.
NOVEMBER 2016 | Sleeping Pill Concerns & Under 40 Stroke Risk
Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing sleeping pill concerns and stroke risk for those under 40.
NOVEMBER 2016 | Elder Abuse & Blood Test Longevity Study
Dr. Teo Mendez was featured on Fox 5 News discussing the elderly and a recent study that predicts longevity.
NOVEMBER 2016 | Lenox Hill Hospital Gives Its Sports Medicine Program a New Home
The Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), is now under the direction of Dr. Nicholas.
NOVEMBER 2016 | Non-Prescription Pain Management
Dr. Mendez explains that when treating chronic pain conditions, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture and other complementary health approaches are good alternatives to prescription medications.
NOVEMBER 2016 | ACL Reconstruction: Understanding advancements in femoral tunnel placement
Dr. Nicholas spoke at the Andrews Research & Education Foundation explaining ACL reconstruction.
NOVEMBER 2016 | NICHOLAS A. WESSLING, MD, JOINS MEDICAL TEAM AT NY ORTHOPEDICS
Dr. Wessling, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery, with a concentration in total ankle replacement, sports injuries of the foot and ankle and bunion correction, joins NY Orthopedics.
SEPTEMBER 2016 | STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR ORTHOPEDIC TREATMENTS
Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on FOX 5 addressing how stem cells can be used to rebuild damaged joints.
SEPTEMBER 2016 | DO YOU NEED KNEE SURGERY?
Dr. Stephen Nicholas was featured on Fox 5 Health News explaining when exercise therapy could be a better option than knee surgery.
AUGUST 2016 | TESTING FOR CONCUSSION
Dr. Teo Mendez talks with Fox News about the computerized program that is designed to help evaluate a patient immediately after they have a head injury.
JUNE 2016 | HOW WOMEN CAN AVOID ACL TEARS
Dr. Stephen Nicholas explains to Westchester Magazine why female athletes are susceptible to ACL tears and how they can prevent this major knee injury from happening.
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JUNE 2016 | CAN AN ELEVATION TRAINING MASK BOOST YOUR FITNESS?
Dr. Teo Mendez shares with Fox News how elevation training masks can strengthen inspiratory muscles and produce a slight increase in breathing efficiency.
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APRIL 2016 | HOW FLOATING NAKED MAY OFFER RELIEF FROM PAIN, STRESS
Dr. Teo Mendez addresses the potential benefits of flotation therapy, including aiding injury recovery and decreasing muscle soreness.
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FEBRUARY 2016 | SAME-DAY HIP REPLACEMENT
DECEMBER 2015 | FLUSHING HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES DRS. ACKERMAN AND MENDEZ
Flushing Hospital Medical Center announces the addition of two orthopedic surgeons to its medical staff – Drs. George Ackerman and Teo Mendez of Manhattan-based NY Orthopedics.
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OCTOBER 2015 | NY ORTHOPEDICS PROVIDERS PRESENT AT 4TH ANNUAL JAMES A. NICHOLAS SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM CONFERENCE
Dr. Stephen Nicholas led this year’s annual conference addressing current approaches to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries with an emphasis on controversial topics. NY Orthopedics providers Dr. Steven Lee and Dr. Benjamin Bedford also presented at the program.
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SEPTEMBER 2015 | TEO MENDEZ, MD, JOINS MEDICAL TEAM AT NY ORTHOPEDICS
Dr. Mendez, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in operative and non-operative management of sports-related injuries and minimally invasive surgical procedures including hip arthroscopy, joins NY Orthopedics.
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MAY 2015 | SOFTBALL PITCHERS COULD FACE ARM INJURY DUE TO OVERUSE
Dr. Stephen Nicholas explains that poor technique is the number one cause of softball-related pitching injuries, with overuse coming in second.
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SEPTEMBER 2014 | GEORGE P. ACKERMAN, MD, JOINS MEDICAL TEAM AT NY ORTHOPEDICS
Dr. Ackerman, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery as well as the treatment of general orthopedic injuries and trauma, joins NY Orthopedics.
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SEPTEMBER 2014 | PHILIP P. ROSENTHAL IS APPOINTED CEO OF NY ORTHOPEDICS
Philip P. Rosenthal, a well-known healthcare executive, joins NY Orthopedics as Chief Executive Officer.
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MAY 2013 | YOUNG PITCHERS MAY BE THROWING A FUTURE AWAY
Dr. Stephen Nicholas addresses the growing number of young baseball players participating on multiple teams, which leaves them vulnerable to throwing injuries.
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APRIL 2013 | SURPRISE PATH TO BETTER SEX: HIP SURGERY
Dr. José Rodriguez addresses the new research which shows that beyond the improved mobility and pain relief, joint replacement surgery offers an unexpected bonus in the bedroom.
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