Not Your Parent's Surgery: Panel Discussion with Orthopedic Specialists at RVNA on December 6

Advancements in orthopedic surgery mean better recoveries for patients. To introduce the public to the latest technological advancements in orthopedics — including robotic-assisted surgery, among others — RVNA is teaming up with OrthoConnecticut/Danbury Orthopedics to host a panel discussion on Wednesday evening, December 6, Not Your Parent’s Surgery: How Orthopedic Technology has Improved Recovery. 

 Panel speakers will include:
~John P. Dunleavy, M.D., Total Joint Specialist, Hip & Knee Surgeon
~ Justin C. Paul, M.D., Ph.D., Spine Specialist, Surgeon
~Paul M. Tomaszewski, M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist, Knee, Hip & Shoulder Surgeon

The discussion will be moderated by Gigi Weiss, MSPT, Director of Rehabilitation Services, RVNA & Rehab by RVNA.

A question & answer period will follow the discussion. 

The panel will address how technological advancements in surgical tools and equipment, robotic assisted surgery and procedures continue to change the field of orthopedic surgery, and how advanced imaging and precise techniques allow for a wider range of patients to access surgical solutions and aid in the overall recovery process.

 “Today’s orthopedic tools and modalities aim to be minimally invasive and highly precise, targeting a damaged joint without causing gratuitous impact to the surrounding area,” says Dr. Dunleavy, a hip and knee specialist with exceptional joint replacement surgery experience. “This results in more effective surgeries and better, often faster, recoveries.  As a consequence, for many patients, the decision to have orthopedic surgery is much easier to make today than it was in the past — because the advances in technology make the whole experience more accessible and acceptable.”

“Now is a great time to be an orthopedic patient,” adds Gigi Weiss of RVNA. “At Rehab by RVNA, as well as through RVNA’s in-home therapy services, we are seeing and treating patients of all ages both before and after advanced orthopedic surgeries.  Their returns to mobility, health, and well-being are remarkable. Today’s tools and methodologies set the scene for exceptional outcomes and exceptional recoveries.”   

Not Your Parent’s Surgery: How Orthopedic Technology has Improved Recovery will run from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at RVNA, 27 Governor Street in Ridgefield, CT. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be offered.  Advance registration is requested at 203-438-5555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About RVNA

Founded in 1914, RVNA is an accredited non-profit Medicare-certified home healthcare agency that also supports public health and safety, and promotes the highest quality of life. RVNA provides compassionate care to all individuals, whether young or old, through a continuum of care that encompasses health care at home and in the community. RVNA also provides home health aides and companionship through a non-medical subsidiary called HomeCare by RVNA and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in its Rehab by RVNA facility at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is the new name of the combined practices of Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics, Coastal Orthopedics, and Connecticut Pain Care, where 31 fellowship-trained, Board-certified physicians provide care in nine office locations. The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal health. Offices are located in Danbury, Darien, New Canaan, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. To schedule an appointment with any of the physicians at OrthoConnecticut (Danbury Orthopedics/New Milford Orthopedics), please visit myorthoct.com or call 203.797.1500.


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