Elective Surgery Update

In light of the recent policy change at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional revolving around elective-surgery, we want to remind our patients of a few important things.

  1. TidalHealth Peninsula Regional is taking a temporary pause in elective, non-emergency surgeries that require an overnight stay. If your surgery does not require an overnight stay or if it is of an urgent need,

POA Welcomes Dr. Scott Gelman

(Salisbury, MD) Dr. Scott Gelman, joining Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) on September 1, 2021, is the perfect addition to expand POA’s Joint Replacement service line. Dr. Scott Gelman will work alongside our team of premier orthopaedic surgeons including Dr. Petrera, Dr. Trauger, Dr. Adrignolo, and Dr. Falvello. This team of experts are providing the most advanced and comprehensive treatment for hip and knee replacements in the region.

COVID-19 Preventative Measures at POA

At Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates you can rest assured that you will be seen safely for all your orthopaedic needs. We continue to remain vigilant about rigorous disinfecting measures in between each patient as well as at every contact point you may cross during your appointment. Although your appointment may look a little different,

POA Welcomes Dr. Anthony Falvello

(Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is pleased to announce the addition of Anthony Falvello, DO as the newest provider at POA, beginning January 1, 2021. Dr. Falvello brings over 10 years of orthopaedic excellence to the practice and will enhance accessibility to quality orthopaedic care specifically in Sussex County. Dr. Falvello will be serving the Southern Delaware communities with POA offices located in Seaford and Millsboro and provide patients with an unmatched orthopaedic experience for a wide range of injuries and conditions.

New Check-in Process

POA is introducing a new way to check-in for your appointment. Patients now have the ability to take advantage of a completely contactless check-in process for all appointments at POA. This new check-in process is convenient, touch-free, and does not require you to download an app or require a specific username and password.

Dr. Trauger presents on Calipered Kinematic Alignment

Dr. James Trauger, one of our Joint Specialists, was recently featured in a 4-part series called Total Knee Arthroplasty: Calipered Kinematic Alignment, sponsored by the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. In Session 4, Dr. Trauger discusses the differences between Calipered Kinematic Alignment vs. Mechanical Alignment. This is great information to review if you or your loved one are planning to have a total knee replacement in the future.

Same-Day Appointments Now Available

We are continuing to serve our communities and find new ways to meet all your orthopaedic needs. We know many of our patients have concerns about going to the emergency room or a traditional urgent care. Our office is open and ready to serve you! We are proud to offer same-day appointments at POA.

POA Resumes Elective Surgery

With direction from Governor Hogan for the state of Maryland, POA has begun scheduling and performing elective surgical procedures.  We are contacting each patient individually to discuss rescheduling your surgical procedure. As of Wednesday May 13, 2020, we will begin surgical procedures first on low-risk patients and then transitioning to patients with moderate health concerns.

New Orthopaedic Surgeon joins POA

(Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ana Mata-Fink, MD, MS, as the first female Orthopaedic Surgeon to join the practice in its 68-year history. Dr. Mata-Fink will work alongside Dr. Thomas Brandon to provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment for shoulder injuries/conditions in the region. POA is excited to expand upon its tradition of excellence with increased accessibility to quality orthopaedic providers on the Delmarva Peninsula.

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