Michael Rieber, MD, is a skilled orthopedic surgeon who offers conservative and minimally invasive care for patients at Orthopedics Unlimited in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Rieber always tries to find alternative treatments to surgery. When surgery is needed, he is proud to provide state-of-the-art arthroscopy and robotic surgery.
Dr. Rieber earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He went on to pursue further training through an orthopedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in Upstate New York. Dr. Rieber completed his sports medicine fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
In the early 2000s, Dr. Rieber realized there was a need for more surgical joint replacement treatments as he observed patients struggling to recover from broken hips. This insight led him to develop an institute that improves the overall experience of those who need a total joint replacement in the hospital. The changes recognized include pre-operative planning, better nurse-patient ratios, and a customized recovery experience.
Another patient-focused solution Dr. Rieber volunteered to implement was pioneering the breakthrough anesthetic drug Exparel during knee surgeries. The pain medication numbs the area where it was administered for up to three days, providing more comfort to the patient post-surgery. Dr. Rieber's patients claimed that their life had improved only a week after surgery because of greater mobility.
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STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY WITH MAKO ROBOT
How MAKOPLASTY Procedure Works
It all Starts with a CT scan of your joint. Then 3D virtual model is generated a 3D of your unique anatomy. The virtual model is loaded into the Mako software and then used to create a personalized pre-operative plan. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
Words from our patients
"Great Doctor and very attentive staff. Thanks"
"My first meeting with Dr. Reiber told me I going to be in good hands. Great bed side manor. Everything you want, and expect, from your surgeon!"
"Excellent service provided to my mother. Performed three major surgeries on her. Would recommend. Love him"
"Dr Michael Rieber is a top notch surgeon and his assistants and office personnel are second to none.I recommend anyone with knee problems to make an appt."
"Dr. Rieber is not only one of the smartest doctors I've met, he's also an extremely talented surgeon with a great bedside manner, courteous and caring staff,"