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Our newsroom makes it easy to stay-up-to-date on the latest news and happenings at Kayal Orthopaedic Center.Recognized by national and regional media and industry organizations as an orthopedic authority and hip arthroscopy expert, Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD has appeared as a guest consultant on programs like American Health Front and News 12′s “12 To Your Health.” Information about Kayal Orthopaedic Center, P.C. can also be found in a variety of online and traditional media outlets, including Sports Illustrated Magazine, Point Sports Health Online, MyBergen.com and the Hackensack Chronicle.

Learn more about Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s expertise & check out Dr. Kayal’s media appearances:

Click here to listen to an informative radio interview about the customized knee procedure. On June 6, 2013, Dr. Kayal was featured on the WMTR Live Radio Broadcast from Chilton Hospital to discuss this procedure and the benefits.
Channel 12 News Featuring Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD
On December 17, 2008 Dr. Kayal was featured on Channel 12 News during their “12 To Your Health” section. This segment discussed a relatively new medical breakthrough in knee replacement surgery that Dr. Kayal helped to pioneer: Outpatient Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement Surgery. This technology allows for knee replacement surgery to be performed as an outpatient and through a minimally invasive 3 to 4-inch incision as compared to the traditional total knee replacement surgery requiring a 3 day hospital stay and performed through an 8 to 12-inch incision.
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March 22, 2014NJ Podiatrist Treats Foot and Ankle Injuries for Dancers

March 22, 2014Free Seminar on Custom Knee Replacement March 27, 204

February 3, 2014Top New Jersey Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert A. Kayal Receives Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

December 2, 2013Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS of Franklin Lakes, NJ Named a Patients’ Choice Award Winner for 2013

October 6, 2013Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS Receives 2013 Best of Glen Rock AwardRobert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS has been selected for the 2013 Best of Glen Rock Award in the Orthopeadic Surgeon category by the Glen Rock Award Program.Each year, the Glen Rock Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Glen Rock area a great place to live, work and play.Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Glen Rock Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Glen Rock Award Program and data provided by third parties.About Glen Rock Award ProgramThe Glen Rock Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Glen Rock area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.The Glen Rock Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.SOURCE: Glen Rock Award ProgramCONTACT:Glen Rock Award ProgramEmail: [email protected]: http://www.awardprogram.org

June 27, 2013Chilton Among First to Offer Personalized Knee Replacement

June 27, 2013Board-Certified NJ Orthopaedic Surgeon Offers Customized Knee Replacement

June 23, 2013Current Trends in Joint Replacement Surgery by NJ Orthopedic Surgeon Robert A. Kayal

June 18, 2013Chilton Hospital Among First to Offer Personalized Technique for Joint Patients

July 16, 2012 – Scotch Plains, NJ

Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC Offers Holistic NJ Orthopedic Care at Two Cutting-Edge Facilities

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (June 18, 2012) – Helping patients of all ages say goodbye to pain and hello to life, Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC delivers progressive orthopedic treatment in two cutting-edge New Jersey facilities. Recognized by New Jersey Top Docs for their comprehensive approach to orthopedic excellence, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his team specialize in all types of sports injuries, joint pain, musculoskeletal disease and other orthopedic conditions.Serving patients throughout New Jersey at their Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes’ locations, Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers:

  • Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine and arthroscopy
  • Platelet rich plasma injection therapy (PRP)
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Foot & ankle reconstruction
  • Treatment for spinal disorders
  • Joint replacement surgery

Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s Franklin Lakes location, which opened last summer, is the first of its kind in the area. In addition to surgical expertise, the 20,000-square-foot facility provides magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), physical therapy & rehabilitation, electromyogram & nerve conduction studies, physiatry, interventional pain management, acupuncture, massage and orthopedic bracing/orthotics.“While patients experience unparalleled treatment at both of our facilities, our Franklin Lakes’ facility really caters to the one-stop-shopping needs of patients. From minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided procedures to digital x-rays and precision bone density testing, there is nothing like it in the region,” says founder, president and CEO, Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS. “In addition, both facilities’ medical records are managed through our web-based Intergy Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, making it simple for patients to schedule online appointments, check test results and review their appointment history.”Patients wishing to schedule an appointment at Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s breakthrough Franklin Lakes and Ridgewood offices should call 201-447-3880 or visit www.kayalortho.com today.About Kayal Orthopaedic Center: Founded by Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS, Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC is a regional leader and pioneer in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine & arthroscopy, joint replacement surgery, platelet rich plasma injection therapy (PRP), hip arthroscopy and the management of foot & ankle disorders. Serving NJ patients at state-of-the-art locations in Franklin Lakes and Ridgewood, Kayal Orthopaedic’s surgical team is known for its customized, progressive approach to each patient’s orthopaedic health. 

January 16, 2012 – Scotch Plains, NJNJ Top Doctor – Kayal Orthopedic Center, PCFeatured on NJ Top Docs, the orthopaedic surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC have been recognized for their exceptional reputation and innovative approach to patient care. The Center is a regional leader and pioneer in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine & arthroscopy, joint replacement surgery, platelet rich plasma injection therapy (PRP), hip arthroscopy, foot & ankle reconstruction, and spinal disorders.Drs. Robert A. Kayal, Edward C. Friedland, E. Jeffrey Pope, Chad W. Rappaport and Theresa Ronna take a specialized, progressive approach to patient health, and are committed to conquering pain and overcoming musculoskeletal disease. During treatment, the elite surgical team works to accelerate patient rehabilitation and inspire a better way of life.”We have worked to build a practice that is very well-rounded,” says Dr. Robert A. Kayal, founder of the Center. “In addition to delivering expert care for virtually every orthopaedic concern, our team is 100% committed to treating patients with skill, compassion and respect.”Orthopaedic surgery is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients who are faced with acute injuries and musculoskeletal disease. The musculoskeletal system consists of bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments of the body which permit movement, and an orthopaedic surgeon diagnoses and treats problems involving any of these areas. Treatment offered can include both surgical and non-surgical options, such as physical therapy and localized injections. At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, patients can find one-stop-shopping under one roof—from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and preventative care.Dr. Kayal and his team specialize in a range of areas, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Sports medicine & arthroscopy
  • Partial and total joint replacement
  • Trauma & fracture care
  • Spinal disorder treatment
  • General orthopaedic care
  • Bone density testing
  • Platelet rich plasma injection therapy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Foot & ankle care

Kayal Orthopaedic Center is conveniently located in Northern New Jersey, with practices in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes. For more information, please visit Dr. Kayal’s full profile at:www.njtopdocs.com/DrKayalAbout NJTopDocsNJTopDocs.com is a comprehensive information resource of Top Doctors, Dentists and Hospitals. We are profiling over 900 Healthcare Providers and have made it convenient for you to find them.NJTopDocs.com allows patients to “meet” these providers online before making their appointment.For more information, e-mail us at [email protected] and/or visit www.NJTopDocs.com.You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube 

April 18, 2011NJBIZ Honors New Jersey’s Healthcare HeroesDr. Robert A Kayal, MD has been named a finalist in the Physician of the Year category in the 2011 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey Hospital Association, NJTopDocs.com and WithumSmith+Brown, PC.The Healthcare Heroes awards program recognizes excellence and innovation and honors individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Finalists were selected in eleven categories: Corporate Achievement, Education Hero-Individual, Education Hero-Organization, Hospital of the Year, Innovation Hero-Individual, Innovation Hero-Organization, Nurse of the Year, Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility of the Year, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center of the Year, Physician of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Donald J. Cinotti, MD, Medical Society of NJ; David Knowlton, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and D.N. Lombardi, Ph.D., USMC®.The Healthcare Heroes awards finalists will be recognized and the winners in each category will be announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on June 21, 2011 at the Palace in Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey.For more information about the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program or to register for the event, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or contact Sarah Spangler via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (732) 246-5713. 

March 15, 2011Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC Opens Long-Awaited Franklin Lakes CenterFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (Mar. 15, 2011) – Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC, premier provider of New Jersey orthopaedic care, will unveil its state-of-the-art Franklin Lakes Center this May. The first of its kind in the area, the 20,000-square-foot center offers comprehensive orthopaedic treatment that includes cutting-edge technologies, imaging, rehabilitation and surgical procedures.”Built to provide the ultimate patient experience, the Franklin Lakes facility offers exhaustive, personalized services for any orthopaedic condition,” says founder, president and CEO, Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS. “The Center provides one-stop-shopping, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and preventative care. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to provide the most exceptional orthopaedic care in the region.”The facility includes the 6,000-square-foot Kayal Orthopaedic Center, where Drs. Robert A. Kayal, Edward C. Friedland, E. Jeffrey Pope and Chad W. Rappaport will diagnose patients and provide full-scale orthopaedic services. In addition to the new clinic, the Franklin Lakes Center includes office space for:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Physical therapy
  • Electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)
  • Physiatry
  • Interventional pain management
  • Chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage
  • Orthopaedic bracing, orthotics and medical supplies

“This revolutionary facility offers the best of everything in patient-focused care: from minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided procedures to digital x-rays and precision bone density testing,” says Dr. Kayal. “In addition, all medical records will be managed with our cutting-edge, web-based Intergy Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, making it easy for patients to schedule appointments online, check their test results and review their medical history. It’s our desire to make the orthopaedic experience as simple and stress-free as possible.”Patients wishing to schedule an appointment at the new Franklin Lakes Center or learn more about Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC’s existing Ridgewood location should call 201-447-3880, or visit www.kayalortho.com

February 16, 2011Ridgewood foot and ankle surgeon says new procedures, techniques speeding patients’ recoveriesMany Achilles tendon surgery patients in Bergen County are getting back on their feet faster, thanks to new procedures and techniques.Chad W. Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon with offices in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes, says the introduction of tissue graft products, bone anchors, radio frequency treatments and new arthroscopic procedures provide patients with less invasive treatments and speedier recovery times.”These surgical advances will shorten recovery times for many patients, allowing them to get back to their jobs and active lifestyles in less time,” says Rappaport.The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone in the back of the leg and facilitates walking. The most common Achilles condition is tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon. Dr. Rappaport says most tendonitis cases can be successfully treated with non-surgical methods such as rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.But some tendonitis patients develop scar tissue on the tendon, or their tendon fibers weaken and develop microscopic tears, a condition called Achilles tendonosis. Fixing these problems may require surgery and weeks to months of recovery.Dr. Rappaport says recently-introduced radio frequency technology can shorten recovery time for some patients by using radio waves to stimulate healing in the tendon. The procedure requires smaller incisions to insert the wand-like radio frequency device. Smaller incisions mean less damage to skin and muscle, less pain, and lower risk of surgical infections. Patients recover faster.Overuse, especially in athletes, can cause the Achilles tendon to tighten and pull so hard on the heel bone that a bone spur, or bump, develops. Shoes can rub against the spur and cause pain. In addition, a painful fluid-filled sac called a bursa can develop between the heel bone and the tendon. Traditionally, correcting this tightness involved cutting the tendon, removing the bone spur or bursa, and then reattaching the tendon.According to Dr. Rappaport new arthroscopic techniques can provide a minimally invasive option to removing bone spurs and bursas without significant damage to the Achilles tendon. When the tendon does have to be surgically detached, new bone anchor constructs (screws that are drilled into the heel bone to secure the tendon and tissues) can reattach the tendon, minimizing the chance of a potentially painful knot developing on the back of the heel.Achilles tendon ruptures are the most serious Achilles injuries. Most patients require surgery to decrease the likelihood of a re-rupture. Various techniques are available, and increasingly may include tissue grafts used as a bridge to link the detached tendon lengths. The graft provides a scaffold on which new tissue grows, increases the overall strength of the repair, and is usually absorbed by the body within a year.Dr. Rappaport is a member of the 6,000-member American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and is Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery as well as Foot Surgery. Dr. Rapapport’s office number is (201) 447-3880 and his website is at www.kayalortho.com

January 21, 201160 Seconds to Stomp Out CancerFoot melanoma is the deadliest cancer, but routine foot self exams can increase early detection, survivalThe next time you clip your toenails, take a closer look at the rest of your feet. An extra 60 seconds could save your life.Chad W. Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS, is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). The Ridgewood foot and ankle surgeon says routine self examinations of the feet are an important way to find skin cancer early, when it’s easiest to cure. Half of the people who learn they have melanoma of the foot die within five years because the cancer had already spread throughout their body by the time it was diagnosed.Nearly 60,000 people will learn they have melanoma this year. It’s not known how many of those cases will involve the foot, but more than 8,100 melanoma patients will die… nearly one death every hour. If melanoma is detected in its earliest stages, 92 percent of patients are alive after five years.Unlike many other types of cancer, melanoma strikes people of all age groups, even the young. Whites are 10 times more likely to develop melanoma than blacks. But studies suggest more than half of melanoma cases in blacks involve the foot, where late diagnosis leads to a higher death rate. Routine foot self exams increase the likelihood of noticing suspicious moles, freckles or other spots.Rappaport recommends focusing on the three most common areas for foot melanoma: the soles, between the toes, and around or under the toenails. He notes melanoma can develop anywhere on the body including areas that receive little sun exposure, such as the feet and ankles. If a mole, freckle or spot starts to change over the course of a month and becomes asymmetrical or changes its border, color, diameter or elevation, contact a physician right away- those are the ABCDEs, or signs, of melanoma.Dr. Chad W. Rappaport is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon who has offices in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes. He can be reached at Kayal Orthopaedic Center-(201) 447-3880. For more information on malignant melanoma of the foot, visit the ACFAS patient Web site FootHealthFacts.org.
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