Orthopedic Services

When residents of the Auburn area find that they need orthopedic care, they can be assured that the services provided by Auburn Community Hospital are among the best in the region. Our highly skilled orthopedic specialists and facilities allow us to treat a variety of conditions to help patients return to normal activity quickly.

Our Team

Our highly specialized team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons and support staff are focused on delivering state-of-the-art treatment to patients of all ages and committed to providing compassionate and skilled care.

Our surgeons will see patients who have been referred by their primary healthcare providers. When a diagnosis is made, if in accordance with the recommended treatment, the patient will be treated in the hospital. Our surgeons are on-call to assist patients needing emergency or trauma care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our physician staff Includes:

  • Kamaljeet Banga, M.D.
  • Maria Iannolo, M.D.
  • Marc P. Pietropaoli, M.D.
  • Thomas V. Smallman, M.D.
  • Brian Tallerico, D.O.
  • Kathi F. Teixeria, M.D.

Orthopedic Services

Orthopedic Services provided at Auburn Community Hospital include the following procedures and treatments:

  • Arthroscopically-assisted ligament reconstruction
  • Knee replacement
  • Podiatric services including foot surgery
  • Podiatric sports-related injuries
  • Specialized arthroscopic shoulder, knee, wrist and hand surgery
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendon repair and fracture reduction
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total joint replacements of the shoulder and other joints
  • Trauma and fracture surgery for accident victims

Total Joint Replacement Program: Step by Step

Step by Step Brochure

Auburn Orthopedic Specialists, in collaboration with Auburn Community Hospital’s professional staff and the Finger Lakes Center for Living short-term rehabilitation program, are ready as a team to provide convenient and efficient service. The total joint replacement program provides an easy to navigate, step by step program for joint replacement. The eight-step program provides our patients with information from start to finish on pre-surgery procedures, day of surgery instructions and post-surgery information.

Surgical Suites

Our state-of-the-art “iSuite” Operating Rooms are part of the $8 million HEAL NY construction project which was completed in early 2009. Each of the three new integrated rooms features overhead Stryker Equipment Booms for lighting, high-definition (HD) monitors and anesthesia, providing surgeons with a more accommodating and efficient work area. The “iSuite” is designed to maximize a surgeon’s control of the operating room. The SwitchPoint Infinity system integrates the HD camera, Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), Image Guided Surgery and other systems together. The technology is all managed through a simple interface. The entire room set-up can be saved for later recall using Room Presets to maximize efficiency.

The “iSuite” can be reconfigured rapidly between surgeries by an on-site project manager who customizes each “iSuite” to the needs of the hospital, creating an advanced Operating Room with increased capabilities for patient care. Not only do the “iSuites” enhance surgical safety and efficiency, they allow patients to stay at home in Auburn rather than traveling out of town to have more complex procedures done.