The Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at Stony Brook Children's is the premiere resource for children in Suffolk County with orthopedic (bone) problems; combining clinical excellence, 24/7 access to pediatric orthopedic surgeons, and leading-edge research.
It is often the first and only stop for parents aware of Stony Brook's capabilities, and it is the place where other area hospitals typically send their most complex and difficult cases.
Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons deliver coordinated and comprehensive medical and surgical pediatric orthopedic services, but they are on the forefront of medicine, performing the first internal skeletal kinetic distractor procedure (ISKD) in the world on the humerus, the results of which were recently presented at a national meeting of orthopedic physicians. This pioneering limb lengthening procedure, like so much of the work at Stony Brook Children's, has the potential to advance the practice of pediatric medicine—and offer the children of Long Island round the clock access to world class care.
Our team is led by three fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons — Wesley Carrion, MD, James Barsi, MD, and David Wallach, MD — who have the training and experience to handle every aspect of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, whether congenital or acquired. The team also includes registered pediatric physician assistants.
In addition, the team works closely with other departments at the hospital, including the Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Neurosurgery, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, as well as with hand surgeons and other pediatric surgeons, to provide state-of-the-art care for multiple injuries or complex disabilities.