Dr. Stanley Michael, MD

Dr. Stanley Michael, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. Stanley Michael, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Barnegat, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

249 S Main St Ste 5

Barnegat, NJ 08005

Contact Information

(609) 242-6999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Dr. Michael's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michael "Training and ExperienceExperience I am an Orthopaedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in the clinical and surgical practice of Joint Reconstruction and Replacement and in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. I obtained Fellowship training, for one year each, in the following subspecialties:• Joint Replacement and Reconstruction of the hip, knee and shoulder.• Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, with focus on the shoulder and knee. Hospitals My current practice location is The Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in Barnegat, NJ, where I have office hours three days a week. I have unrestricted medical privileges at the Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, NJ, where I perform surgery, treat in- patients and take emergency call. PositionsCurrent: I hold the position of Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Program at Southern Ocean Medical Center.I am also a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health System's Physicians Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement ( CJR) Program. Past: I held the position of Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Temple University School of Medicine from September 1, 1996 through June 30, 2014. During this time I was Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Temple University Hospital and associated hospitals in Philadelphia, PA. I actively practiced and acquired extensive clinical and operative experience in all types of major joint replacements and joint reconstructions, including primary, complex primary and revision replacement arthroplasty of the hip, knee, and shoulder; the complete range of sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and ligament reconstructions of the knee, shoulder and foot and ankle; and operative and non-operative management of trauma of the extremities, pelvis and acetabulum at Temple University Hospital, which is a busy Level 1 Trauma Center. Surgery I currently perform most primary hip replacements through an anterior supine inter-muscular (ASI) surgical approach. This is a muscle sparing approach with benefits to the patient which are described on the 'Hip' page of this website. Academic I have been closely involved with the teaching and training of orthopaedic residents and medical students at Temple University Hospital and other Temple- affiliated Hospitals, during my tenure at those institutions. Awards I was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award, by the Residents of the Temple University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, for the years 1998, 2002 & 2004. Academic Awards and Prizes First Prize in the Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery Board Examination,– University of Madras, India in 1983.Second Prize for Academic Excellence in 1996, awarded by the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society For Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Residency and fellowship training Prior to joining Temple I trained in General Surgery and then in Orthopaedic Surgery in the United Kingdom, from 1983 to 1994. I obtained United Kingdom Orthopaedic Board Certification in 1994, through the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. I then came to the US to continue my training and completed one-year Fellowship training in Joint Reconstruction and Replacement from 1994 to 1995, in Seattle, WA. I did a second one-year Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at Temple University Hospital, from 1995 to 1996. Degrees M.B.,B.S., 1978— University of Madras, India.Master of Surgery (MS), General Surgery, 1983— University of Madras, India 1983FRCS Ed., General Surgery, 1984— Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.FRCS Eng., General Surgery, 1985— Royal College of surgeons of England, UK.FRCS Ed., Orthopedic Surgery, 1990— Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery, UK 1994— The Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and The Joint Commission for Higher Surgical Training of UK."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michael "My Practice Philosophy:

I treat every patient with courtesy, kindness and compassion.  I personally see and examine each patient during every outpatient visit. I discuss the diagnosis and treatment options and do my best to guide patients in choosing the treatments best suited to their individual needs and preferences. My patients leave their outpatient appointments feeling well-informed and involved in the decision- making process regarding their treatment.

I attempt to treat all my patients by non-surgical methods initially, and only recommend surgery when this becomes the best option.

Whenever surgery does become necessary, I always do my best to operate with great care and thoroughness.

I constantly update my skills and keep abreast of current advances in Orthopaedics by extensive reading, online learning and by attending courses."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Christian Medical College Hospital (Vellore, India)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Christian Medical College Hospital (Vellore, India)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Coventry & Warks Hospital (Coventry, U.K.)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital (Vellore, India)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (Birmingham, U.K.)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Providence Medical Center Of Seattle
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Temple University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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