Upcoming Free Seminars by ONS at Greenwich Hospital

Mark your calendars for these upcoming seminars by
ONS physicians!

Low Back Pain and Spine Disorders

Neurosurgeon Scott Simon, MD

Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Greenwich Hospital, Noble Conference Center

Join neurosurgeon, Scott Simon, MD as he dispels myths about what works and what doesn’t work to treat low back pain. He will talk about prevention of low back injury, the importance of proper diagnostics and review “what’s new” in treatments.

Dr. Simon specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders. He is one of a few physicians nationwide who is trained in both neurological surgery and orthopedic techniques to treat scoliosis in adolescents and adults and is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Simon graduated from UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He performed his residency at The University of Pennsylvania and did Fellowship training in spine surgery and scoliosis at The Schriners Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia.

To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.

Or register online.


Joint Replacement Educational Seminar

Wednesday, March, 28, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium
101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Speakers: Joint replacement specialists Frank Ennis, MD and Brian Kavanagh, MD

Many people suffer from severe pain caused by arthritis, a fracture or other conditions that make common activities such as walking, putting on shoes 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.

Greenwich Hospital will host a Joint Replacement Educational Seminar at the Greenwich Library led by orthopedic experts Dr. Frank Ennis and Dr. Brian Kavanagh that will provide answers to many commonly asked questions, including how to know if you need a hip or knee replacement, the best way to prepare for surgery, and what to expect from the recovery and rehabilitation process. The surgeons will also discuss what’s new in the field of joint replacement and how materials and techniques have improved over the years.

Registration is required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253. The Joint Replacement Educational Seminar will also be made available in an online video on the hospital website, www.greenhosp.org and at www.onsmd.i9e.co after April 11.

Pregnancy and Fitness? “You bet!” say Physicians

A health education seminar, Exercise Safely During Pregnancy and After, will take place on Thursday, January 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road.  Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Katie Vadasdi of ONS, OBGYN Catherine Berzolla, MD of Putnam Gynecology and Obstetrics of Greenwich, and physical therapist Alicia Hirscht of ONS Physical Therapy will talk about the importance of exercise for pregnant women and address common concerns and safety guidelines for physical activity while pregnant.  The free seminar is open to the public. Registration is required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.

The Greenwich Hospital Community Health seminar will cover information on why exercise is recommended during pregnancy, what musculoskeletal injuries are common in pregnant women, exercises that should be avoided and some that should be a priority while pregnant.  Dr. Vadasdi; who is a triathlete and alpine climber and is expecting her second child in February, will focus her talk on changes to the body during pregnancy that can lead to musculoskeletal injuries, orthopedic injuries that may occur during pregnancy and which activities are generally safe and comfortable during pregnancy. Dr. Berzola will present recommendations for safe guidelines for exercising during pregnancy from the obstetrics side.  Alicia Hirscht, DPT will talk about and demonstrate some specific exercise recommendations.


“In my orthopedics practice, I meet many women who are concerned about exercise safety and pregnancy,” says Dr. Vadasdi. “They want to know if- and how- they should modify your routine, how long they can work out, and how much exertion is safe. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t exercise, but it is important to know how to exercise safely.”

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 http://www.onsmd.i9e.co/e  or call (203) 869-1145.