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New York Spine and Sports Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon & Orthopedic Sports Surgeon located in East Garden City, Garden City, NY & Bloomfield, NJ

Scheduling an appointment and getting in to see your doctor quickly can be overwhelming, especially if you’re juggling work or school. Fortunately, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aron D. Rovner, MD, offers expert telemedicine services at New York Spine and Sports Surgery. The practice has locations in Garden City, New York, and Fair Lawn, New Jersey, but also provides convenient virtual or phone consultations to treat several concerns. Call the practice today or reach out online to learn about flexible telemedicine appointments.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine? 

Telemedicine is a telecommunications or videoconferencing technology that New York Spine and Sports Surgery uses to provide expert service in sports medicine and orthopedics. Telemedicine allows Dr. Rovner to care for your health concerns without an in-person visit to the office. 

Options for telemedicine include: 

  • Talking with Dr. Rovner live over the phone or in a video chat
  • Secure file exchange and messaging through the practice’s online portal 
  • Remote monitoring through devices that gather your vital signs 

You can access telemedicine services on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, and you will need a stable internet connection. 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

There are several benefits to telemedicine, including:

  • Convenience (no travel time) 
  • Accessibility (for patients not near the office)
  • Flexible hours 
  • Advanced technology
  • Private environment 
  • A smaller chance of exposure to infectious diseases like flu and COVID-19

Telemedicine is also cost-effective because there is no need to take extensive time off work or hire lengthy childcare. 

Some conditions require a physical examination in the office, but telemedicine visits can start the conversation about your symptoms and help you determine next steps.

What can telemedicine treat?

Telemedicine can treat various concerns, such as: 

  • Tendons, ligaments, and muscle injuries 
  • Knee, ankle, and foot injuries 
  • Elbow and wrist injuries
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Fractures and stress fractures 
  • Neck or back pain
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Shoulder injuries or dislocation
  • Hip and spine injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis or tears
  • Labral tears
  • Meniscus problems or tears
  • Tendonitis 
  • Bursitis 
  • Arthritis 
  • Cartilage repairs 
  • Concussions

You can also use a telemedicine appointment to get a second opinion from Dr. Rovner about a current diagnosis and various treatment options.

What can I expect from a telemedicine appointment?

Once you begin your video or phone chat, Dr. Rovner may ask you to send specific information to help him better diagnose and treat your concern. You may need to exchange: 

  • History of your symptoms
  • Images of your injury or health concern 
  • Weight and height
  • Vitals information
  • Current medications or treatments and their effectiveness 
  • Medical records from other providers or specialists 

At the end of your visit, Dr. Rovner may give you at-home tools to improve your symptoms, prescribe medications, and schedule a follow-up appointment in the office or through another telemedicine appointment.

To learn more about convenient telemedicine services, call New York Spine and Sports Surgery today or reach out online.