Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orthopedic Surgery in Watertown, NY
North Country Orthopaedic Group performs many surgeries and interventional procedures in our high tech, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center. The surgery center is located in the same building as the orthopedic office, so there is no need to drive across town for your orthopedic care. Having an ambulatory surgery center on site benefits both patients and their physicians. Everyone is within close proximity to each other, making it easy to achieve seamless communication and coordination from start to finish. Studies have shown that better patient outcomes are achieved when ancillary services, like ambulatory surgery and physical therapy, are integrated into an orthopedic practice. Another perk of having our own ambulatory surgical center is the draw it has for the area’s most talented orthopedic surgeons. Since 1959, North Country Orthopaedic Group has been advancing orthopedic care in New York’s North Country region. For more information, visit our Ambulatory Surgery Center website or call North Country Orthopedic Group in Watertown, NY at (315) 782-1650 for a surgery appointment.
In the News
Join us in congratulating Dr. Natalie Nielsen in becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery!
ABOS Board Certification “is yet one more assurance for patients and their families — before and after surgery. Studies point to better outcomes, decreased infection rates and reduced time away from home when surgery is performed by a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon”1.
Board certification is voluntary process beyond medical licensure. A Board Certified physician must meet certain educational requirements. Certification first consists of two phases. The first phase is a timed exam of approximately 320 multiple choice questions covering all of orthopaedics. After passing this exam, the physician is considered Board Eligible. The second phase is an oral exam, for which all surgical cases performed during a six-month period are submitted for review by the volunteer Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons. Twelve cases are selected for the oral exam presentation. The cases are independently graded and scrutinized by examiners on many levels. Once a physician passes the second phase, they are Board Certified for a period of 10 years.