Orthopedic News and Events

Dr. Jon Dounchis, MAKOplasty

Early Mobilization, Decreased Pain and Lasting Results: Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Dr. Jon Dounchis is an orthopedic surgeon at the NCH Physician Group. He has been doing robotic assisted procedures on the knee and hip for five years involving hundreds of cases, and has also been involved in clinical research, application development and surgeon training.


Dr. Howard Kapp

Dr. Howard Kapp. The Man Who Fixes People.

“I perform between 700 and 800 joint replacements per year,” Kapp said. “So for me, the learning curve becomes much shorter. I’m able to adopt newer techniques more readily. This kind of volume enables me to confer with other high-volume surgeons and discuss the latest technologies. Just because something’s new doesn’t mean it’s improved.


H. Kurtis Biggs, DO

Orthopedic Treatment at Its Best

Before Peter Miskech consulted an orthopedic specialist for a possible knee replacement, he did his homework. He researched the training and experience of eight surgeons before choosing H. Kurtis Biggs, DO, a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and founder of the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples.


Suzanne Graziano, RN

Lifestyle Changes Improve Joint Health

Keeping our bones and joints healthy is easy by living and enjoying a balanced lifestyle which includes good nutrition and exercise, according to Suzanne Graziano, RN, MSN, ONC, NE -BC, CNAT Director of Orthopedics and The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Rehabilitation.


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