Orthopaedics: The Charles J August Joint Replacement Center

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Meet Our Team


Anesthesiologist - A physician who provides medical care to patients during surgical procedures by ensuring the delivery of anesthesia safely to patients.

Environmental Services - These staff members protect the patients by keeping the patients’ environment clean and disinfected.

Nutrition Consultant - Create programs to educate their patients on maintaining individualized, healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise.

Occupational Therapist (OT) - Guiding you in performing daily tasks with your new joint, like bathing and dressing. Often demonstrating special equipment used in your home following surgery.

OR Nurse - Specifically prepared in the scientific basis of nursing and assists doctors and surgeons in the operating room.

Orthopaedic Clinician - Helps to coordinate daily activities, a resource for patients and staff, coordinates the volunteer program and assists with community education.

Orthopaedic Program Director - Your advocate throughout the entire course of treatment - from before your surgery to after your discharge - and will be helping you create a personalized joint replacement plan. This is the person to answer your questions and coordinate each aspect of your hospital visit.

Orthopaedic Social Worker - Available to assist you and your loved ones with any concerns and assist you with your plan for services needed after your hospital stay.

Orthopaedic Surgeon - The skilled joint replacement specialist who will repair your damaged joint.

PACU Nurse - There to help you in the post anesthesia unit after you come out of the operating room.

Pharmacist - A medical professional who is qualified to prepare and dispense prescription medication.

Physical Therapist (PT) - Guiding your return to functional daily activities, training you and your coach in safe transfer techniques, and teaching exercises to aid in regaining your mobility after surgery.

Physician Assistant - Physician Assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine under the direction of physicians and surgeons.

Pre-AN nurse - Similar to A PACU nurse, a Pre-An nurse is there to help you before your anesthesia and operation.

Registered Nurse (RN) - Your daily care coordinator, ensuring orders given by your physician are completed, including medications and monitoring your vital signs.

Tech - Assists with patient care and gathers information for the nursing staff.

Volunteers - Graduates of our joint replacement center program who donate their time to the program, staff and patients.

Our team earned The Joint commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
Unity Health The Charles J August Joint Replacement Center
1555 Long Pond Road   |   Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 368-4545