August 7, 2017

The Total Joint Replacement Program at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will offer a free informational seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from 6:30-9 pm at Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club, 2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown.

To register, call 631-686-7876 or at


Orthopedic surgeons will discuss the different conditions that lead to joint deterioration and pain, and the surgical options available for hip, knee and shoulder replacement. Pre- and post-operative care, rehabilitation, insurance and other related topics will be covered by Mather Hospital representatives. A question and answer period will follow.

Mather now offers high-precision, robotic-assisted partial and full knee replacements using the NavioTM Surgical System. Partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that is generally limited to one portion of the knee. The partial knee procedure removes the damaged portion of the knee and replaces it with an implant, sparing ligaments that are vital for knee stability and preserving healthy bone and cartilage.

Mather Hospital’s operating suites are specially equipped for orthopedic surgery and feature computer-navigated systems that assist in minimally invasive knee replacements. Mather also has a comprehensive pre- and post-operative program that provides patients with everything they will need to achieve a successful outcome.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather is the only Long Island hospital to earn four stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures since July, 2016. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.