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Geoffrey                       Bernas

Geoffrey A. Bernas MD

UBMD Orthopaedics

Specialties

Adolescent Sports Medicine; Arthroscopic Surgery; General Orthopaedics; Hip Arthroscopy; Knee Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Shoulder Surgery; Sports Medicine

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

As a physician specializing in orthopaedics and sports medicine, I focus on a combination of advanced nonoperative and operative techniques to treat injuries in patients of all ages and activity levels. My emphasis is on eliminating pain, preserving joints and restoring function so that my patients can return to their normal activity levels safely and as soon as possible. When surgery is necessary, I use advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder, hip and knee reconstruction. I continually try to refine and develop new techniques so that my patients always receive the best possible care.

My practice extends outside of the operating room and clinic. I care for athletes at community, high school, college, professional and international sports events, on the sidelines, immediately after their injuries occur. By direct interaction with athletes, “weekend warriors,” parents, coaches and administrators, I help amateur and professional teams, schools and colleges provide safe environments for competition, prevent injury of their athletes and allow for the safe recovery of injured athletes.

My research interests include collaboration and multicenter studies to elucidate the best method of treatment for orthopaedic conditions such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), rotator cuff and sports-related hip problems. I am also very interested in developing a better systems approach to musculoskeletal problems in order to provide highly effective patient-centered health care.

I mentor and help develop current and future orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, doctors, physician assistants, athletic trainers and other health care providers. My students are exposed to a worldwide perspective due to my extensive training with many of the thought leaders and physicians in orthopaedics and sports medicine. My commitment to compassion and excellence in patient care and an evidence-based approach to treatment sets an example for my trainees so they can be effective health care providers in the Western New York community and around the world.

Specialties:

Adolescent Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopaedics, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Southtowns
BrookBridge
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 821-4400 x 2
Fax: 716-829-2938
Contact: Kim Cenname
Accepting new patients

UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Northtowns
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, AOSSM Herodicus Society (2007)
  • Fellowship, University of Michigan (2007)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • MD, State University of New York Upstate Medical School (2001)
  • BS, Biology, Canisius College, Summa Cum Laude (1997)
Awards and Honors:
  • O'Donooghue Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2014)
  • Excellence in Research, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2008)

Research

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.