At Maimonides Bone & Joint Center, we provide complete surgical care for spine, shoulder, elbow, foot & ankle & hand conditions. Our comprehensive team of doctors and focused approach to our patient along with the state-of-the-art-facilities ensures that each of our patients gets the best possible outcome.
jack choueka, md Upper Extremity Surgeon
An award-winning hand surgeon, Dr. Choueka, at The Hand and Upper Extremity Center, provides treatment for all upper extremity disorders. He performs state-of-the-art surgery, including shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Choueka’s extensive knowledge of engineering allows him to provide his patients with the most advanced care and treatments available.
Natalya Urovish, MD Board Certified Sports Medicine Physician
A Board Certified Sports Medicine physician, Dr. Urovish, who is fluent in Russian, provides treatment for all sports medicine and musculoskeletal disorders. Treatments include injections, including using ultrasound, to exactly guide the needle without the use of radiation and to achieve real life imaging. Dr. Urovish is also board certified in Emergency Medicine, allowing for providing the most advanced care and up to date treatments available. She will utilize any methods possible to avoid surgery for patients. When all non-operative and conservative measures have been exhausted, including the judicious use of various healing...
James J. Tucci, MD Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Tucci is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. He has trained Orthopedic Residents and continues to do so at Maimonides Medical Center. He has published articles in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics and the Journal of Sports Medicine, and has presented to peer groups throughout the country.
Ahmed Saleh, MD Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Disorders of the Neck and Back
Dr. Saleh specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of disorders of the neck and back with a special interest in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, spinal trauma, and degenerative diseases of the neck and back. He treats a broad range of spinal disorders including lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar herniated discs, radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, sciatica and low back pain. In the neck he also treats cervical myelopathy, cervical stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, cervical herniated discs and neck pain.
Ramin Sadeghpour, MD Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Dr. Ramin Sadeghpour is fellowship-trained in shoulder and elbow surgery, with advanced training in complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Dr. Sadeghpour specializes in the treatment of all shoulder and upper extremity conditions including sports related, reconstructive, and traumatic injuries. He performs arthroscopic and open surgical techniques and is uniquely skilled with reverse shoulder replacement and revision shoulder surgery. He also treats general Orthopedic trauma of the upper and lower extremities.
Afshin Razi, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Razi’s surgical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in adults and adolescents. Specific areas of interest are degenerative diseases of the back and neck (disc herniation, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis), pediatric and adult deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis), and fractures of the spine, including compression fractures and tumors. Dr. Razi has been involved in a wide range of spine-related research projects and is the author of several book chapters and scientific articles.
John Munyak, MD Sports Medicine Non-Operative Orthopedics
A Board Certified Sports Medicine physician and lifelong athlete himself, Dr. Munyak, at The Brooklyn Orthopedic Institute, provides treatment for all sports medicine and musculoskeletal disorders. He performs state-of-the-art injections, including using ultrasound, to exactly guide the needle without the use of radiation. Dr. Munyak’s extensive knowledge of sports medicine, Orthopedics and emergency medicine allows him to provide his patients with the most advanced care and up to date treatments available.
Kevin Kang, MD Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon
Dr. Kevin Kang, Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, graduated from Montclair State University, summa cum laude, and from the University of Medicine and Dentistry Medical School. He completed his Orthopedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center, which included a dedicated year of research. Dr. Kang completed his Orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
John Houten, MD Board-Certified Neuro Surgeon
Dr. John Houten is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in spinal surgery. His professional interests include advancing image-guided and minimally invasive techniques to more safely and accurately treat patients with conditions needing spinal surgery. After completing medical school, a neurosurgical residency, and a spinal surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Houten spent more than a decade as the Chief of the Division of Spinal Neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert...
Joseph Feliccia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, announced that Dr. Joseph Feliccia has joined the Maimonides Bone & Joint Center Team. Dr. Feliccia brings with him over 30 years of experience in providing Orthopedic Surgery services to Brooklyn Communities and beyond.
Orry Erez, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Erez performs a number of treatments and procedures, including hip replacements, knee replacements, ACL surgeries and all sports-related procedures, and treats a wide variety of conditions including osteoarthritis and sports medicine injuries. He completed his fellowship at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute, his residency at the Henry Ford Health System, and his doctorate at the University of Michigan Medical School.
David Edelstein, MD Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. David M. Edelstein is board certified and specializes in Orthopedic surgery of the hand and upper extremities. He is actively involved in research and has published articles in Orthopedic and hand journals. He has also presented research at regional and national hand conferences. He treats the full spectrum of hand injuries, including those involving infants, children and adults. Arthroscopy and minimally invasive joint surgery of the hand and wrist are special interests of Dr. Edelstein.
Jason Wong, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Jason Wong is an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee replacement. He completed his medical training at Georgetown University and residency in Orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. He then spent a year as a clinical fellow at Columbia University Medical Center specializing in adult reconstruction. He provided operative treatments and non-operative treatments for hip and knee arthritis, as well as general Orthopedic conditions such as sports injury and geriatric fractures.
Jacob Katz, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Jacob Katz, MD is a sports medicine physician who is dedicated to providing outstanding non-operative patient care. Personal interests include sports and non-sport injuries, prevention and management of various forms of arthritis, diagnosis and management of concussion and regenerative treatment approaches for acute and chronic conditions including tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, and muscle tears.
Over the past two years, the department of Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides has experienced a tremendous growth in its research efforts.
The Maimonides Bone & Joint Center has recently acquired an Instron Mechanical Testing Machine that is being used to test a variety of orthopedic conditions.
Another avenue of research has been in the area of cartilage damage and regeneration. One study evaluated the effects of certain medications...
- The greatest tragedy was when on March 8th, 2010 I lost feeling of both of my legs and could no longer walk. Confined to a wheel chair and to depending on others for assistance and movement was difficult for me. I went to the Emergency Room and then was restricted to a nursing facility for a year, when I decided that it’s enough.
- Having struggled with pain in my wrist for many years, I was referred to Dr. David Edelstein. I prefer to be self-sufficient, so the pain that kept me from taking care of myself and of my apartment really bothered me. I couldn’t wash the dishes, vacuum, or even make the bed.