SVMC to present 'Advances in Total Joint Replacement' Dec 9

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) proudly presents Advances in Total Joint Replacement 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 over video conferencing software. It is free and open to the public. The event is appropriate for any person who experiences joint pain, along with members of their families.

“The joint replacements of today look entirely different than those that your parents may have had,” said Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD, medical director of Orthopedics at SVMC. “We are eager to share what is new so that patients have all of the information they need to make a decision about whether a joint replacement is right for them.”

An expert panel—including Orthopedic Surgeons Suk Namkoong, MD, and Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD,  both of SVMC Orthopedics, and Michaelia St. Jacques, OT, of SVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation—will discuss who should consider a joint replacement and the recent advances that have made recovery from joint replacement surgery quicker than ever. Attendees will learn about the practice’s new Same-Day Joint Replacement program, anterior and posterior approaches, and the consultation-to-surgery timeline, which can be as short as 4 weeks.

For more information, register to attend the webinar at

About the Presenters:
Dr. Suk Namkoong
attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education, earning a bachelor of science in 1994. He went on to earn his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Namkoong completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was awarded Resident of the Year. He also received fellowship training in sports medicine at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases from 2003 to 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Michaela Schneiderbauer earned her medical degree at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and the Harvard Medical School Program for Medical Education in Massachusetts. She completed residency training at Basel University Hospital in Switzerland. In addition, she completed fellowships in joint replacement surgery and training in orthopedic oncology with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. She is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Michaelia St. Jacques, OTR/L, CWCE, received her undergraduate degree in biology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She completed her masters in occupational therapy from The Sage Colleges in New York. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Society of Hand Therapists.

About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 4:00pm