Elective surgeries have resumed at UOA, allowing us to continue providing our leading orthopaedic care. Request an appointment now.

University Orthopaedic Associates (UOA) prides itself on delivering excellence in orthopaedic care. The current COVID pandemic does not change our mission. As life transitions back to normal, we continue to make necessary adjustments to ensure a safe environment for you.

Resuming Elective Surgeries

On May 26th, per New Jersey state guidelines, UOA is resuming elective surgeries. Surgeries that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are currently being rescheduled. We will reach out to those patients to confirm a new date and time; however, patients are encouraged to call us as well. In addition, we are welcoming and treating new patients and maintain the ability to treat urgent orthopaedic cases. Anyone who has been experiencing pain and who may have delayed making an appointment, should not hesitate to contact us.

New Precautionary Measures for Elective Surgeries 

We will be testing patients for COVID-19 infection prior to their procedure. Patients must then self-quarantine until the surgery appointment date to avoid contracting the virus after their testing. Patients will be screened for symptoms on the day of the procedure. Any person testing positive or showing symptoms of COVID-19 will have their surgery rescheduled. In addition, our staff, physicians and nurses will be tested for COVID-19 and continue to be screened daily.

We are maintaining a COVID free environment at our surgery center, University Center for Ambulatory Surgery (UCAS), on the third floor of our Somerset office. UCAS is a full-service orthopaedic surgery center equipped to perform all procedures, from arthroscopic surgery to complex joint replacement and spine surgery.

Your Health and Safety is Our Highest Priority 

To continue to maintain the health and safety of our patients, staff, family and friends, the precautionary measures we implemented in accordance with state and federal laws as well as CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place. They include:

  • Triaging and rescheduling any patients experiencing a fever or respiratory symptoms
  • Monitoring our staffs’ health and screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms or exposure prior to entering the office, including taking temperatures
  • Requiring all staff, patients and visitors wear a mask or cloth face covering while in our facilities
  • Limiting our staff interactions, spacing our visits and restricting visitor access to our offices
  • Increasing the frequency of sanitizing our office locations and exam rooms

In-Office and Telemedicine Appointments 

To continue to evaluate, diagnose and treat your unique orthopaedic conditions from the comfort of your own home, our telemedicine services will remain in place for those who prefer or require this service. For more information about our telemedicine services or to schedule an in-office appointment, please contact us.

How You Can Help

For your safety, please practice the following preventative measures:

  • Wash your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) with soap and water
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to eliminate germs when soap is not accessible
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a tissue
  • Dispose of used tissues immediately after use
  • If you have a fever, any respiratory symptoms or are not feeling well, please stay home and contact your primary care provider

We Are Here For You 

We will continue to monitor this situation and comply with recommendations and instructions from our local and state health departments. If you have questions, concerns or would like to schedule a telemedicine or in-office visit, do not hesitate to contact us. Our offices in Somerset, (732) 537-0909, Wall Township, (732) 938-6090, Woodbridge, (732) 283-2663 and Princeton (609) 683-7800, are open to assist you Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm.

We thank you for choosing University Orthopaedic Associates.

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