Posted on February 22, 2012
Joint Replacement specialists Dr. Frank Ennis and Dr. Brian Kavanagh


Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Frank Ennis and Dr. Brian Kavanagh will be the featured physicians at the Greenwich Hospital Joint Replacement Update on Wednesday, March, 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free seminar takes place at the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium at 101 West Putnam Avenue. The two joint replacement specialists will present comprehensive information on hip and knee replacement surgeries and talk about how materials and techniques have changed in recent years. Greenwich Hospital Nurse Navigator Tori Kroll, RN; Physical Therapist Deborah O’Donnell, DPT; and Anesthesiologist Mark Chrostowski will discuss ways to prepare for surgery, pain management and what to expect from the recovery and rehabilitation process. The seminar is open to the public. Registration is required. To register, call (203) 863-4277 or (888)305-9253. The Joint Replacement Update will also be made available online after April 11 at and

Many people suffer from severe pain caused by arthritis, a fracture or other conditions that make common activities such as walking, putting on shoes and socks or getting in and out of a car, extremely difficult. Today, over 600,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Deciding if and when it’s time to consider joint replacement surgery are important decisions.

Leading joint replacement expert Frank Ennis, MD is Fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery and is a specialist in hip and knee replacement. Dr. Ennis is among the first orthopedic surgeons in the New York area to perform computer-assisted joint replacement. Dr. Ennis completed undergraduate studies at Yale University and post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies at Harvard University. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed a residency at Yale University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Brian Kavanagh, MD has performed over 6000 joint replacement surgeries in the past 25 years and was one of the first surgeons in the New York area to perform minimal incision joint replacement. A Board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Kavanagh graduated Princeton University and earned a medical degree at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He served on the faculty at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine for seven years, and was on the teaching staff at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven for five years. He was a consultant to the Department of Orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic, where he specialized in hip and knee reconstruction, and he was an instructor in the hip and knee total joint fellowship program.

Both surgeons are on staff at Greenwich Hospital, which is one of six facilities nationwide and the only hospital in Connecticut to receive The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval™” for total hip and knee replacement surgery. The certification for hip and knee replacement procedures recognizes Greenwich Hospital’s commitment to maintain clinical excellence and patient satisfaction, while continuously working to improve patient care. Greenwich Hospital’s total joint replacement program offers a level of continuity that sets it apart from other facilities. A clinical resource nurse helps patients every step of the way – before, during and after surgery and throughout rehabilitation and recovery. Patients receive the practical information, emotional support and follow-up care they need to guide them through the entire process.

Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists PC (ONS) is an advanced multi-specialty orthopedic and neurosurgery practice in Greenwich, CT. ONS physicians provide expertise in the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopedic, spine and brain surgery, joint replacement and trauma. The main office is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park on Valley Drive in Greenwich. For more information, visit or call (203) 869-1145.