• 07 OCT 21
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    University Orthopaedic Associates Physicians Named 2021 Select Surgeons Bone & Joint!

    The University Orthopaedic Associates family congratulates our dedicated physicians for being named to the 2021 Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list. The 2021 winners in the following categories from UOA are:

    Gino Chiappetta, MD – Spine Surgery

    Stephen Kayiaros, MD – Hip Surgery

    David R. Polonet, MD – Trauma Surgery

    Dr. Chiappetta is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and a native of New Jersey. He performs a wide variety of surgical procedures and utilizes the latest minimally invasive and robotic techniques to achieve the most successful outcome. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Chiappetta is especially concerned with treating patients with chronic neck and back conditions as well as patients with acute injuries. He treats each patient with an individualized approach with the goal of returning them to a healthy and happy quality of life.

    Dr. Kayiaros is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstruction for elective joint replacement and orthopaedic trauma. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has given nearly two dozen professional presentations on orthopaedic surgery throughout his career. Dr. Kayiaros focuses on optimizing outpatient same day hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive anterior approaches to total hip replacement and complex revision hip and knee replacement. He hopes that by being an innovator in his field he will help patients get back on their feet more quickly.

    Dr. Polonet is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. After graduating from Stanford University he obtained his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the State University of New York. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has used his specialty to volunteer in times of crisis. Dr. Polonet brings his care and expertise to every patient he sees, helping them heal quickly and getting them back to doing the things they love.

    The Select Surgeons Bone & Joint Award is given to surgeons who pass a rigorous screening process. Candidates are evaluated on the following:

    • Fellowship and specialty training
    • Board certification
    • Subspecialty certification
    • Years in practice
    • Number of procedures performed per year
    • History of NJ Monthly Top Doctor awards
    • Online reviews

    UOA is, as always, very proud of our winners. Like all of our surgeons, Drs. Chiappetta, Kayiaros and Polonet serve as models of the service and excellence UOA is known for. Our specialists cover all aspects of orthopaedic care, including foot and ankle conditions, sports injuries, joint replacements, trauma and fracture care and more. We have advanced diagnostic tools and rehabilitation facilities at our offices for maximum convenience for our patients. If you have experienced a musculoskeletal injury or condition or are experiencing orthopaedic pain, request an appointment today.

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