Joint replacement & reconstruction surgeon to see patients in Amherst, Niagara Falls and Orchard Park
Western New York’s largest orthopaedic and sports medicine group is continuing to grow with the addition of Scott Nodzo, M.D., FAAOS, a lower extremity joint replacement and reconstruction specialist.
The most recent physician to join the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team, Nodzo comes to UBMD from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada where he served as the Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement. While in the Air Force, Nodzo also spent time working on replacements and reconstructions at Desert View Hospital.
A native of Auburn, New York, Nodzo is very familiar with and has spent a lot of time in Western New York. He also completed his undergraduate degree at Niagara University, and completed his medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
After moving to New York City to complete his fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery and serving his country in the Air Force, Nodzo is bringing his expertise in joint replacement back to benefit the Western New York community.
“I have dedicated my career to advancing the field of orthopaedics through advanced training and research in hip and knee replacement,” said Nodzo. “I am excited to be back in Buffalo and have the opportunity to bring my ability to perform both straightforward and complex joint replacements to Western New York.”
Nodzo is actively involved in research and has received various awards for his proficiency in joint replacement. A few of these include the Jenette Wilkins Award from the Musculoskeletal Infection Society and the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Richard S. Laskin Award. He is also currently on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee as well as the AAOS Device, Biologics and Technology Committee.
Nodzo expects his practice in joint replacement to be fairly unique in Western New York. This is because he is willing to see complex cases such as patients who may need a joint revision or “re-do.” This is usually involving someone who may have already received a joint replacement and needs to receive another one to be able to sustain their lifestyle.
Nodzo will see patients at the Amherst Health Center and BrookBridge in Orchard Park. He will also see patients in Niagara Falls and is affiliated with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Additionally, Nodzo will have the ability to see patients via telemedicine.
In addition to Nodzo, another lower extremity joint replacement and reconstruction specialist will be joining UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in late summer. These two physicians will add value to the team of experts in joint replacement at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine that continue to be the leaders in their field.