Joint replacement & reconstruction surgeons to welcome patients in Amherst, Niagara Falls, Buffalo General Medical Center and Orchard Park
BUFFALO, NY – The capabilities and services available at Western New York’s largest orthopaedic, joint replacement and sports medicine group is continuing to grow with the addition of two new surgeons – Scott R. Nodzo, M.D. and K. Keely Boyle, M.D., hip and knee joint replacement and complex reconstruction specialists.
A native of Auburn, N.Y., Nodzo joined the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team in May 2020, coming from Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas. He previously served as a major, enjoyed a very busy joint replacement practice, and completed a tour in Afghanistan. Prior to matriculation into active Air Force duty, Nodzo attended the University at Buffalo for medical school, and then finished his orthopedic surgery residency training at University at Buffalo where he served as chief resident and received many research awards. After residency, Nodzo completed his fellowship in hip and knee replacement, revisions, and complex joint reconstruction at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
“When patients come to see me I always strive to create a welcoming and safe environment where an open dialog can occur about their medical conditions,” said Nodzo. “I view our relationship as one of mutual respect and attempt to provide patients with the knowledge they need to make an appropriate decision based on their unique symptoms. Although many patients present with similar symptoms, no two patients are the same, and conversations about treatment options are tailored to specific patient needs and wants. Forming a unique relationship with my patients creates a mutual trust needed to maximize a patient’s experience in the pre and postoperative period.”
Boyle will be the second physician to join UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s joint replacement team when she arrives in Western New York later this year. Boyle comes to UBMD after serving as chief fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery where she, like Nodzo, completed her adult reconstruction and joint replacement fellowship. Originally from Washington, D.C., Boyle spent five years in her hometown working in hospital administration after graduating from University of Pennsylvania prior to attending medical school at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She moved to Western New York to complete her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University at Buffalo where she served as the chief administrative fellow, published many articles and spoke to national audiences on joint replacement research.
“Hip and knee replacement are two of the most successful surgeries which predictably restore motion, movement and alleviate pain. I am grateful to be able to perform first-time and revision hip and knee replacements and improve people’s lives day in and day out,” said Boyle. “My approach to patient care and my practice is based on three cornerstones which optimize successful patient outcomes: individualized care, education and teamwork.”
Nodzo and Boyle have each received numerous awards for their individual and combined research endeavors and proficiency in joint replacement surgery. A few of these include the Kenneth A. Krackow Award for Outstanding Research and Clinician Scientist, Peter A. Casagrande Award for Outstanding Resident Performance in Orthopedic Surgery and the Richard S. Laskin Research Award at Hospital for Special Surgery. Nodzo and Boyle are also five-time recipients of the Eugene R. Mindell, M.D. Orthopedic Residency Scientific Day Research Award, and nationally recognized for their work with infection after joint replacement and utilizing technology in hip and knee replacement.
The addition of Nodzo and Boyle to the team allows UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to further expand its range of services to patients in Western New York – both in terms of capabilities and convenience. As specialists in joint revision surgery, the new doctors bring in-demand expertise and knowledge in an expanding area of joint care. As the demand for joint replacement continues to rise, with younger patients seeking out joint replacement surgeries, the need for joint revision or “redo” surgery is expected to dramatically increase in the coming years. This has led Nodzo and Boyle to start the creation of a joint center of WNY where anyone with joint replacement issues can be seen and evaluated using the latest technology and by a large, experienced multidisciplinary team.
Both doctors will be seeing patients and performing surgery at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Buffalo General Hospital and Southtowns Surgery Center, providing convenient locations for patients to receive care in Niagara County and throughout Erie County.
Nodzo is currently seeing patients at the Amherst Health Center, BrookBridge in Orchard Park and Summit Healthplex in Niagara Falls, and Boyle will take appointments at the same office locations in August 2020. Both will also perform same-day discharge joint replacements at various locations. The doctors will also have the capability to see patients using telemedicine.
To schedule an appointment with Nodzo or Boyle, call UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s appointment line at 716.204.3200.