Dr. Roy Davidovitch Joins OrthoManhattan!

Published on March 22, 2019 by
Roy Davidovitch

We’re delighted to announce that a new doctor is joining OrthoManhattan! We couldn’t be happier to introduce Dr. Roy Davidovitch.

Dr. Davidovitch’s Education and Background

Dr. Davidovitch received his subspecialty training in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma and Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction at Harvard Medical School. He completed the prestigious NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Surgery residency program, where he was awarded the Frauenthal Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Dr. Davidovitch completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and upon graduation was given the University of Chicago Award for Outstanding Performance in Research in the General Field of Surgery.

In recognition of Dr. Davidovitch’s pioneering work in rapid recovery and outpatient hip replacement surgical techniques. He was named the NYU School of Medicine Julia Koch Endowed Professor in Orthopedic Surgery by Mrs. Julia Koch. The endowed professorship helps to fund Dr. Davidovitch’s studies to further the advancement of hip preservation and hip replacement surgery. Dr. Davidovitch has since published and lectured extensively on the anterior approach total hip replacement at both local and national academic meetings.

Dr. Davidovitch’s Speciality: Total Hip Replacement

Dr. Davidovitch was the first surgeon in New York City to perform the minimally invasive Anterior Approach Total Hip replacement (also known as Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement) and has since successfully performed over 5,000 of these
procedures, many of them on an outpatient basis. The goal of the anterior approach total hip replacement is to improve upon the short term recovery of a total hip replacement — making it less painful and less cumbersome, and allows for a near-normal level of function in an accelerated timeframe.

Among other clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr. Davidovitch has established the outpatient joint replacement program at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, which has surpassed 1,000 outpatient joint replacements with excellent results. Through innovative surgical techniques and advanced opiate sparing protocols, along with close cooperation with anesthesia and nursing, patients are recovering nicely in their own homes the day of surgery. Dr. Davidovitch’s innovative outpatient hip replacement program has been highlighted by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

Hip Pain Treatment and Prevention

Dr. Davidovitch also focuses on the care of young adults and athletes with hip pain. As such, he performs a variety of specialized hip preserving surgical procedures such as Hip Arthroscopy (for the treatment of Labrum tears and Femoral
Acetabular Impingement), Pelvic Osteotomy (PAO or Ganz Osteotomy) for the treatment of hip dysplasia, treatment of Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, and repair of tendon injuries around the hip (i.e. gluteus medius, hamstring, Rectus Femoris).

Dr. Davidovitch has a particular interest in the treatment of young adults with a hip fracture. Direct hospital transfers to the NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases for treatment of the above injuries are accepted in most cases, pending insurance clearance and surgeon availability.

We couldn’t be more excited for Dr. Davidovitch to join our practice! Potential patients are invited to contact Dr. Davidovitch directly via email with any relevant questions at info@hip.co or by submitting a contact form here.

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