Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, MD
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Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, MD

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Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics | Male

Care Philosophy

The goal of my office is to treat all patients with compassion and respect. We strongly believe in patient education and are happy to answer all questions so patients feel at ease and know what to expect.

Biography

I specialize in knee and hip replacement, as well as in revision surgery, treating patients in their 30s and older. I am Director of Research, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the highly regarded Hospital for Special Surgery, rated no. 1 in Orthopedics by US News and World Report's Best Hospitals Guide. I specialize in challenging cases and have treated patients from around the country and around the world who come to New York for highly specialized care. With a degree in Engineering, I have also helped design surgical instruments and implants that benefit joint replacement patients.

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    Dr. Westrich's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Westrich to family and friends
    3.9
    based on 37 total surveys (6 with reviews)
    Dr. Westrich's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      31 to 45 minutes
    Patient Reviews (6)
    in Cranford, NJ |
    I had a total knee replacement with Dr. Westrich at HSS on Feb 25, 2016. I was extremely pleased with the entire experience from the hospital staff to the room that I was given. I saw the sunrise from my window every morning which was good for my mind. The Dr was very patient and informative and welcomed questions. 9 weeks after my knee replacement I went to Italy and enjoyed having no pain. I know that my other knee will need to be replaced yet I have no reservations about doing it.
    in New York, NY |
    My arthritic hips not only caused hip pain, but bad back pain as well, for many years. I was referred to Dr. Westrich, and although it took a few weeks to get an appointment, it was worth the wait. He made the correct diagnosis, patiently explained my options and what to expect, and inspired total confidence. After hip replacement surgery, all of my pain vanished. Thanks to Dr. Westrich and the Hospital for Special Surgery, life is good.
    I waited 2 months for an appointment and drove 3 hours one way. The place suggested online to stay the NEw York Presbyterian Guest house was hard to find and not particularly clean. It was also very expensive for one night. Date given for surgery was 2 months later. So having been diagnosed in November of 2016, I contacted HSS immediately and surgery was March. No thanks.
    in New York, NY |
    Dr. Westrich is an excellent surgeon. 6 weeks after my surgery, there is no pain in my right knee and it is healing strong. I am already walking with authority. Dr. Westrich has excellent bedside manners and answered all my questions concerning this surgery. His support staff handled all my scheduling and paperwork promptly and professionally. I recommend him without hesitation for total knee replacement surgery.
    in New York, NY |
    He has rigid rules and will not see a patient if not all requirements are met. I had a painful torn meniscus, had my MRI, even the disc but because my rheumatologist's did not give me my X-ray even though I asked, twice, saying the doctor will not need it since I have an MRI, Dr Westrich refused to examine me. Also, husband office staff is rude, unhelpful and unprofessional.
    in Great Neck, NY |
    Dr. Westrich is a caring physician and an outstanding surgeon. He explained exactly what to expect when I was scheduled for knee replacement surgery. Dr. Westrich did an excellent job, my pain is gone and my recovery was great. I also received excellent care from the staff at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where Dr. Westrich is based. I highly recommend Dr. Westrich and the hospital.
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    Dr. Westrich says...

    I specialize in knee and hip replacement, as well as in revision surgery, treating patients in their 30s and older. I am Director of Research, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the highly regarded Hospital for Special Surgery, rated no. 1 in Orthopedics by US News and World Report's Best Hospitals Guide. I specialize in challenging cases and have treated patients from around the country and around the world who come to New York for highly specialized care. With a degree in Engineering, I have also helped design surgical instruments and implants that benefit joint replacement patients.

    Dr. Westrich's Care Philosophy

    The goal of my office is to treat all patients with compassion and respect. We strongly believe in patient education and are happy to answer all questions so patients feel at ease and know what to expect.

    Dr. Westrich says...

    Dr. Westrich treats hip and knee arthritis and injuries, and other disabling conditions affecting these joints. He also specializes in revision surgery, which may be needed if the original knee or hip replacement had a complication or a poor outcome. He has additional expertise in treating infections that may arise after joint replacement.

    He is Research Director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he sees patients. The Hospital is consistently ranked the #1 hospital for orthopedics nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.

    Patients travel from around the country and around the world to see him for his special expertise, and he often takes on the most challenging cases – patients that other doctors decline to treat.  

    Dr. Westrich says...

    Committed to providing the highest quality of care, Dr. Westrich is Research Director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he sees patients. 

    Dr. Westrich is highly specialized in diagnosing and treating complex injuries and diseases of the hip and knee. He devotes a large part of his practice to hip and knee replacement, including complex revision surgery, performing approximately 500 procedures each year. He often takes on the most challenging cases – patients other doctors decline to treat.

    Before he became an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Westrich received a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Combining his engineering background with his orthopedic surgery training, companies making hip and knee implants call on Dr. Westrich for his expertise. 

    As a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Dr. Westrich trains other doctors in orthopedic surgery. 

    Dr. Westrich's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Femur Fracture
    • Hip Arthritis
    • Hip Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Arthritis
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Limb Swelling
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Wear and Tear Arthritis

    Education

    • Medical School
      Tufts University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1990

    • Internship Hospital
      North Shore University Hospital

      Completed in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      Hospital for Special Surgery

      Completed in 1996

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Ao/Asif

      Completed in 1995

      Hospital for Special Surgery

      Completed in 1996

    • Undergraduate School
      Tufts University

      Graduated in 1986

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Arthritis
    • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
    • Hip Replacement, Cementless
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Surgery
    • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement