Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware announced the expansion of its practice with the opening of a new office in Ocean View.
The office will open Monday, July 15, at 118 Atlantic Ave., near Lord Baltimore Elementary School. Orthopaedic Associates’ doctors and staff are eager to get to work to improve the quality of life for southern Sussex County residents.
Treating physicians will include Dr. Abimbola Afolabi, Dr. Joseph Farrell, Dr. Ron Sabbagh and physician assistant Henry Mensack, each with decades of experience in the field of orthopaedics.
Afolabi specializes in non-operative management as well as surgical treatment of different spinal disorders. Afolabi graduated with a biology degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, then attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Maryland/Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She then pursued spine specialty training as a spine and scoliosis fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weil Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
Farrell recently joined the practice to continue his career as a specialist in hip and knee replacement surgery. He graduated from Villanova University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then spent five years of orthopaedic residency working in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston with some of the foremost joint replacement surgeons in the nation.
Sabbagh specializes in neck and back surgery, including spinal fusion, laminectomies, discectomies and spinal instrumentation. He obtained a degree in natural sciences and engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1986. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University Medical School in 1993. He obtained his board certification in orthopaedic surgery in 2003. Sabbagh is an integral part of the team of physicians who have developed the orthopaedic and spine surgery programs at Beebe Healthcare, and he served for several years as chief of surgery at Beebe.
A 1998 honors graduate of the physician assistant program of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Mensack joined the practice in July 2008. As a physician assistant, he specializes in orthopaedics and emergency medicine. He was previously a registered nurse, practicing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Christiana Hospital in Newark. He also served as the only non-physician board member of the Physicians Health Committee of the Medical Society of Delaware.
Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware was founded in 1990 and has grown to become an important part of the healthcare system of southern Delaware. The practice has nine physicians, two physician assistants and a staff of more than 80 people in six locations. To schedule an appointment, call 302-644-3311.
For more information, go to www.delawarebonedocs.com.