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Why choose Adventist Health Lodi Memorial for your orthopedic needs?

  • Full continuum of care
  • High safety ratings
  • Dedicated nurse navigators
  • Educational classes for patients
  • Comprehensive orthopedic services
  • Safe & effective joint replacements
  • Team of highly experienced orthopedic surgeons
  • Aggressive treatment for complex orthopedic conditions

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ADVENTIST HEALTH LODI MEMORIAL ORTHOPEDICS Expert orthopedic care close to home

At Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Orthopedics, we provide patients with comprehensive, high-quality orthopedic services. We take an aggressive approach to treating both simple and complex orthopedic conditions, from minor aches and pains to chronic joint pains.

We perform joint replacement surgeries using the latest and most trusted methods available. You will never be left to wander through this process alone—our team will guide you through the entire process and make sure you know exactly what needs to happen next in order to make the most complete recovery possible.

Beyond joint surgery, our orthopedic center also offers treatment for arthritis and work injuries, hand surgery, sports medicine, pre-surgical education and post-treatment support. We are committed to helping you achieve an optimal recovery.

Call our nurse navigator today with questions!

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Meet Our Nurse Navigator Gail
Rodriques,
RN

Gail’s approach to medicine incorporates outstanding clinical care with anxiety relief through laughter. In her new role as the orthopedic nurse navigator she considers herself a patient cheerleader, assisting patients with both their plan of care and their education at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial.

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Testimonials An experience worth sharing

  • Patient: George Karl

    "Dr. Howell is an expert at what he does – with a passion to do it well."

    Decades of basketball as a professional player and an NBA coach left George with a half dozen knee surgeries, virtually no ACL and a lot of pain. So after 27 seasons and one of only nine NBA coaches in history to have won more than 1,000 games, he was unable to ride a bike or even play golf. Determined to get better, he called around and Dr. Howell’s name kept popping up. After that, the only regret he had was not going to Dr. Howell ten years sooner.

    George was amazed at how well his knee replacement went. Within three days, it was 100% better than it was. Ten days later he was outside and walking. With rehab and will power, today, fifteen months after his surgery, George is doing 25 mile rides,averaging 50 miles a week on his bike and back on the golf course. That kind of recovery sounds like a slam dunk.

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  • Patient: James Belogorsky, MD

    "With more than 15 patents on knee replacement medical devices and over 140 professional articles, this guy is the real deal."

    Dr. James Belogorsky was never a couch potato. He was a free-style swimmer with a great kick, a 40-mile-a-week runner during medical school and an avid rock climber, hiker, back packer, downhill and cross-country skier…all hard on the knees. So when he couldn’t even make one run down the slopes without pain, he knew it was time to do something. And that’s when he found Dr. Howell.

    He looked for quality indicators – Dr. Howell’s low infection and complication rates, his reduced time under anesthesia, shorter time in the hospital and early ambulation all spoke volumes about his competence. Importantly, he was also impressed by the mandatory Joint Education class held by those providing his care, including the physical and occupational therapists. It appears Dr. Belaorsky made the right choice.

    Downtime was minimal and he was back to work in just a month, walking 4 miles a day on hospital rounds, waterskiing in six weeks and recovering nicely. In fact, so well that Dr. Belogorsky has had his other knee replaced and is looking forward to returning once again to his active life, thanks to Dr. Howell.

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  • Patient: Kenneth Campbell

    Only 75 days post-surgery, Ken was back on the golf course!

    Ken has always been active. He played minor league baseball in his youth and now golfs four days a week and goes to the gym regularly. When he slipped on oil at a rental car agency, he fell and severely hurt both his knees. He had an arthroscopic repair for his left knee, but his pain didn’t improve. In fact, it was only getting worse. He sought out orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nedopil for a second opinion and was scheduled for a knee replacement right away. Dr. Nedopil told Ken he should be back on the golf course in 90 days—and Ken was playing golf again in only 75. Eventually, he knows he’ll need to have his right knee replaced as well. His experience with Dr. Nedopil has been so excellent, he plans to return to him for his next surgery. “I love to spend time with my grandkids, I love to travel and golf—I’m glad to be able to do all those things again. I may be 74, but I want to look good in my casket!” Ken jokes. “I’ve already recommended Dr. Nedopil to other friends,” he says. “He is excellent at what he does.”
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  • Patient: Roberta Beyelia

    Thanks to a knee replacement, Roberta has her mobility back.

    Roberta had already had four surgeries on her right knee—and it was still giving her trouble. The first time she visited the team Dr. Alexander Nedopil, she couldn’t even bend or straighten her knee, even after weeks of physical therapy. After falling twice going down the stairs, she knew it was time for surgery. Now, she can walk downstairs, get on her hands and knees, and get back up from the floor. She can make her leg straight again and bend it far beyond 90 degrees! Thanks to her physical exercises after surgery, she was back to a life that she missed for many years six weeks after surgery. Roberta notes that Dr. Nedopil was the first doctor she ever had who called to check on her after surgery. “Everyone in the whole office is kind and caring—they even sent me flowers,” Roberta says. “You have to do your exercises, you have to follow the instructions, but the surgery really works. I’m so happy to live with more mobility again.”
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  • Patient: Ted Foley

    Thanks to a knee replacement, Ted can get back to his job—and his life.

    With a strenuous, demanding job building high-rise office buildings, Ted needs to stay mobile. More and more, he was unable to climb stairs, ladders or even walk without pain. He visited Dr. Alexander Nedopil for what he thought would be an arthroscopic knee surgery and Dr. Nedopil quickly discovered Ted would be better off with a knee replacement. Within the year, Ted had knee replacement surgery. After only four days, Ted was walking short distances without the help of the walker. Every week his mobility improves. He’s up to walking his dog two miles a day and still practices his physical therapy exercises. He’s working up to going up and down stairs and climbing the ladder so that he can get back to work soon. “I’m looking forward to playing baseball with my grandsons—to just getting back to normal life without pain,” Ted says. “For having to have surgery, I have no complaints at all. I am better off now than I’ve been in years.”
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Patient: George Karl

"Dr. Howell is an expert at what he does – with a passion to do it well."

Decades of basketball as a professional player and an NBA coach left George with a half dozen knee surgeries, virtually no ACL and a lot of pain. So after 27 seasons and one of only nine NBA coaches in history to have won more than 1,000 games, he was unable to ride a bike or even play golf. Determined to get better, he called around and Dr. Howell’s name kept popping up. After that, the only regret he had was not going to Dr. Howell ten years sooner.

George was amazed at how well his knee replacement went. Within three days, it was 100% better than it was. Ten days later he was outside and walking. With rehab and will power, today, fifteen months after his surgery, George is doing 25 mile rides,averaging 50 miles a week on his bike and back on the golf course. That kind of recovery sounds like a slam dunk.

Patient: James Belogorsky, MD

"With more than 15 patents on knee replacement medical devices and over 140 professional articles, this guy is the real deal."

Dr. James Belogorsky was never a couch potato. He was a free-style swimmer with a great kick, a 40-mile-a-week runner during medical school and an avid rock climber, hiker, back packer, downhill and cross-country skier…all hard on the knees. So when he couldn’t even make one run down the slopes without pain, he knew it was time to do something. And that’s when he found Dr. Howell.

He looked for quality indicators – Dr. Howell’s low infection and complication rates, his reduced time under anesthesia, shorter time in the hospital and early ambulation all spoke volumes about his competence. Importantly, he was also impressed by the mandatory Joint Education class held by those providing his care, including the physical and occupational therapists. It appears Dr. Belaorsky made the right choice.

Downtime was minimal and he was back to work in just a month, walking 4 miles a day on hospital rounds, waterskiing in six weeks and recovering nicely. In fact, so well that Dr. Belogorsky has had his other knee replaced and is looking forward to returning once again to his active life, thanks to Dr. Howell.

Patient: Kenneth Campbell

Only 75 days post-surgery, Ken was back on the golf course!

Ken has always been active. He played minor league baseball in his youth and now golfs four days a week and goes to the gym regularly. When he slipped on oil at a rental car agency, he fell and severely hurt both his knees. He had an arthroscopic repair for his left knee, but his pain didn’t improve. In fact, it was only getting worse. He sought out orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nedopil for a second opinion and was scheduled for a knee replacement right away. Dr. Nedopil told Ken he should be back on the golf course in 90 days—and Ken was playing golf again in only 75. Eventually, he knows he’ll need to have his right knee replaced as well. His experience with Dr. Nedopil has been so excellent, he plans to return to him for his next surgery. “I love to spend time with my grandkids, I love to travel and golf—I’m glad to be able to do all those things again. I may be 74, but I want to look good in my casket!” Ken jokes. “I’ve already recommended Dr. Nedopil to other friends,” he says. “He is excellent at what he does.”
Patient: Roberta Beyelia

Thanks to a knee replacement, Roberta has her mobility back.

Roberta had already had four surgeries on her right knee—and it was still giving her trouble. The first time she visited the team Dr. Alexander Nedopil, she couldn’t even bend or straighten her knee, even after weeks of physical therapy. After falling twice going down the stairs, she knew it was time for surgery. Now, she can walk downstairs, get on her hands and knees, and get back up from the floor. She can make her leg straight again and bend it far beyond 90 degrees! Thanks to her physical exercises after surgery, she was back to a life that she missed for many years six weeks after surgery. Roberta notes that Dr. Nedopil was the first doctor she ever had who called to check on her after surgery. “Everyone in the whole office is kind and caring—they even sent me flowers,” Roberta says. “You have to do your exercises, you have to follow the instructions, but the surgery really works. I’m so happy to live with more mobility again.”
Patient: Ted Foley

Thanks to a knee replacement, Ted can get back to his job—and his life.

With a strenuous, demanding job building high-rise office buildings, Ted needs to stay mobile. More and more, he was unable to climb stairs, ladders or even walk without pain. He visited Dr. Alexander Nedopil for what he thought would be an arthroscopic knee surgery and Dr. Nedopil quickly discovered Ted would be better off with a knee replacement. Within the year, Ted had knee replacement surgery. After only four days, Ted was walking short distances without the help of the walker. Every week his mobility improves. He’s up to walking his dog two miles a day and still practices his physical therapy exercises. He’s working up to going up and down stairs and climbing the ladder so that he can get back to work soon. “I’m looking forward to playing baseball with my grandsons—to just getting back to normal life without pain,” Ted says. “For having to have surgery, I have no complaints at all. I am better off now than I’ve been in years.”
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  • Adventist Health Physicians Network Medical Office - Sacramento Orthopedics

    8120 Timberlake Way, Suite 112
    Sacramento, CA 95823

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    1235 W. Vine St, Suite 22
    Lodi, CA 95240

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    815 S. Fairmont Avenue
    Lodi, CA 95240

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  • The Office of Thomas McKenzie, MD

    924 S. Fairmont Ave
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    621 S. Ham Ln, Suite A
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    2545 W. Hammer Lane
    Stockton, CA 95209

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