Orthopedic Surgery Specialist
Whether you need orthopedic surgery to repair an injury, replace a joint, or heal your spine, you can count on the expertise of Dr. Faisal Mahmood at One Oak Medical. His exceptional training and experience, together with his skill using cutting-edge techniques like robotic surgery, makes him an orthopedic surgeon you can count on for optimal results. Dr. Mahmood is available to diagnose your condition and provide nonsurgical and surgical care. Schedule an appointment using online booking or call one of the offices in Wayne, Paramus, Middletown, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey, or Staten Island, New York.
Orthopedic Surgery Q & A
What services are provided by orthopedic surgeons?
Orthopedic surgeons are extensively trained in surgery — they’re the experts you need for problems like complex fractures, ligament tears, or joint replacement — but they also provide the full range of nonsurgical care for all conditions and injuries that affect your musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Mahmood is an expert in all aspects of orthopedic care, from conservative therapies to minimally invasive robotic surgery. You can count on him when you need to relieve pain, repair injuries, or treat disease.
What are the different types of orthopedic surgery?
Although nonsurgical treatment is the first option considered, some orthopedic conditions, like fractures, muscle tears, dislocations, and degenerative conditions, require surgery to prevent disease progression and ensure optimal healing.
A few examples of surgical procedures commonly used during orthopedic surgery are:
- Bone fusion to relieve pain, restore stability, and correct deformities
- Internal fixation to hold broken bones in place while they heal
- Joint replacement to alleviate pain and restore range of motion to damaged joints
- Osteotomy to correct deformities by cutting and repositioning bones
Dr. Mahmood also has extensive experience performing spine surgery. He’s uniquely qualified to treat problems like herniated discs and pinched nerves. Two examples of spinal procedures he commonly performs are a lumbar laminectomy to restore your spinal canal and discectomy with a bone fusion to decompress nerves.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Dr. Mahmood specializes in minimally invasive surgery, which includes arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems, as well as spine surgery.
Traditional open surgery uses a single, long incision. Minimally invasive surgery uses several incisions that are all very small. Specialized surgical instruments contained in long, thin tubes are inserted through the incisions to perform the procedures.
The principal tool in minimally invasive procedures, an endoscope or laparoscope, contains lighting and a camera to give Dr. Mahmood a magnified view of the surgical site.
Dr. Mahmood is also highly experienced in robotic surgery, in which he controls robotic arms that hold and maneuver surgical tools. Advanced robotic systems offer better precision and enhanced flexibility, and they provide better control than is possible with human hands.
Since minimally invasive procedures cause less trauma, you gain health benefits such as:
- Little to no muscle damage
- Quicker recovery
- Less post-surgery pain
- Minimal scarring
If you have questions about orthopedic surgery or need to schedule an exam, call One Oak Medical or book an appointment online today.