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TKR BMI 50 - Need surgeon in NY

allots

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Hi I'm 60yr and my BMI is 50 and I need a Dr. who is near Long Island NY. I was told to skip trying to see HSS since they need under 40 BMI. I am also trying for weight loss surgery in august but need a TKR doctor to do that surgery afterwards for both knees.
What is suggested as the best protocol? Doing one knee at a time? Please help with Doctor names if you can.....
I may leave the NYC area soon so I'm trying to get one knee surgery in this area first. I can only hobble.
Many thanks
 

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@allots You will notice I moved your post to a thread of your own. You will get much more input from our members here.

Have you tried our surgeon locator (top of page in the blue bar)?
 

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I know of a surgeon in North Carolina. They are rather hard to find, though, at your current BMI level.

Durham

Dr. Ralph Liebelt
120 William Penn Plaza
Independence Park
Durham, NC 27704

Phone: 877-959-2856

Works with high BMI patients. Recommended by Mark (via Daniel Hill; Area Director, NC, Joint Replacement; (919) 632-6352)

You might also contact this surgeon to either take your case or help you find someone who will work with you. I've spoken to him a couple of times and he is wonderful to work with. He's at HSS. Be sure and tell him that you are a BoneSmartie and that I sent you.

Dr. Della Valle
 

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I do not know if my OS had a cut off, he never brought it up but my BMI was between 40-48 for my different surgeries. He is located in Rochester, NY which is not exactly next to Long Island but might be worth checking out. His name is below. I checked the web site and he is accepting in person and telemedicine appointments.

Michael James Klotz, MD
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages: English
Phone: (585) 723-7600
 

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