We appreciate your interest in our expertise, and we would like to welcome you to our specialty practice. We offer our patients service that you simply will not find in other surgical practices. For example:

  • Since there is still no adequate substitute for genuine "face-to- face" time between patient and surgeon for discussion of important issues, we reserve a full hour for your initial consultation session and 30 minutes for your follow-up visits. You will not be rushed, and all of your questions will be answered.

  • We recognize that long waits in the office are both unnecessary and unreasonable, so we promise that you will not be kept waiting more than 30 minutes past your scheduled appointment time. We also hold evening office hours for the convenience of patients with busy daytime schedules.

Many patients come to us from significant distances at the referral of other orthopaedic surgeons. Our patients often have complex problems that need intensive time and effort to treat comprehensively, without Managed Care short-cuts. Our philosophy is to either "do it right" or not do it at all. In our practice we are not satisfied until you are satisfied that you have received the best subspecialty care available anywhere. Other things we believe you will appreciate about our practice include:

  • Office locations in safe communities that are convenient to major highway access, with abundant free parking.

  • You will know your surgeon's educational background and expert qualifications before you see him (feel free to review our professional resumés or our full curriculum vitae elsewhere on this website).

  • If surgery is needed, you will know whose hands will be doing the work! We guarantee to personally perform your surgery, without delegation to an assistant surgeon or apprentice physician. We attend to every detail of your surgery, from start to finish, and never schedule surgical procedures in two operating rooms at the same time.

  • As long as you are an active patient in our practice you will never be charged for telephone consultations, consultations between surgeon and physical therapist, medical record copying or the processing of medical disability forms.

Perhaps most importantly, you will experience the confidence and trust in your surgeon that is so important for a successful physician-patient relationship. It is our practice to recommend only what is best for you, not what is best for your insurance company. The so-called "experts" today uniformly say that our traditional approach to the practice of medicine simply cannot survive. We intend to prove them wrong.

We want you to be fully informed about all aspects of our practice before making your appointment, so please review the other information on our website before calling to reserve time on our consultation schedule. If you have any further questions or wish to make an appointment, please call or e-mail either of our two patient service representatives (Donna Ciminale or Ronna Sepielli), or one of us personally. We look forward to meeting you, and we will do our best to meet your expectations.


Alexander Sapega, M.D

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Specializing in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee

Michael L. Sidor, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Specializing in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow
Joint Replacement: Knee, Shoulder and Elbow.


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