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Stony Brook Medicine Brings Nationally Ranked Orthopaedic Services to the East End

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STONY BROOK, NY, September 30, 2020 – With more than 70,000 annual office visits, over 6,000 surgeries each year, and a wide breadth of subspecialties, Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates has become a trusted resource for world-class orthopaedic care on Long Island and beyond. The Stony Brook Medicine clinical practice is the largest orthopaedic group in Suffolk County, NY. By introducing the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, it’s now expanding access to its nationally acclaimed muscle, bone, joint and specialty care across the East End of Long Island. 

The Center for Musculoskeletal Health is currently open in Southampton, East Hampton, West Hampton, Hampton Bays, Mattituck and Wading River. Additional locations will be opening soon in Greenport and Shelter Island. The expansion comes as many New York City residents are relocating to Long Island including areas across the East End due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In response, Stony Brook Medicine knew it was the right time to grow its academic medical care options to meet patient demand.

As part of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, the center provides complete access to a comprehensive range of specialists for every orthopaedic need. Specialties offered include joint replacement, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine, spine surgery, podiatry and rheumatology, as well as general orthopaedics. The center will allow patients to easily make appointments with one call.

Dr. hurst
Lawrence Hurst, MD

“I am excited about the Department of Orthopaedics’ collaboration with our affiliated colleagues to bring musculoskeletal providers to all those who live on the East End of Long Island,” said Lawrence Hurst, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Stony Brook Medicine. “This will bring quality care and accessibility to all those who require care for musculoskeletal health problems.”

For the second year in a row, Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was recognized as a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, ranking in the top 50 nationally for orthopedics for 2020-21. The overall ranking is based on a combination of patient outcomes, such as discharge-to-home and risk-adjusted survival rates, in addition to processes of care and resources, including patient experience, patient and clinical services, number of patients, quality of nursing, and opinions from over 30,000 physicians. In this year’s report, SBUH ranked No. 49 in the nation for orthopedics. This highly regarded assessment is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to seek care.

To learn more about Stony Brook’s Center for Musculoskeletal Health or to make an appointment at one of the center’s many locations, call (631) 638-BONE (2663) or visit

About Stony Brook Medicine:

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 200 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit

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