How does acupuncture work?

Patients in the Long Island area who are dealing with pain and discomfort that does not resolve with traditional methods of treatment may feel at a loss as to the solutions available to them. Thankfully, acupuncture with the team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island may be a viable option to reduce or even eradicate […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2020
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Understanding scoliosis

A common spine condition that can develop at any age is that of scoliosis. Scoliosis is best described as an abnormal curvature of the spine that results in physical deformity. The spine is supposed to be straight with no curve to the left or right, but patients with scoliosis may have a C or S […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2020
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When should I worry about a concussion?

While most patients who experience a concussion or injury to the head will often recover with proper care, many patients in the area of Long Island may specifically be worried about what to look for as a more serious problem. When should rest and recovery be recommended over more serious intervention? When is a traumatic […]

  • Posted on: May 30 2020
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Covid-19 Updates

We know this is a challenging time and want to assure you that your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us at OALI. We are strictly following all CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and continue to follow any mandates by Governor Cuomo and New York state. On May 26, 2020, the Governor re-opened […]

What you need to know about hip replacement

Patients who have chronic hip pain that is impacting their ability to live a higher quality of life with both work and play may want to work with an orthopedic team to discuss the possibility of undergoing certain restorative procedures with an orthopedic surgeon such as hip replacement. While hip replacement surgery is an extensive […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2020
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Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Orthopedic Surgery in the NY Metro Area 2020

April 2020 – EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. – Orthopedic Associates of Long Island ( is pleased to announce that four of its physicians have been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Orthopedic Surgery in the New York Metro area for 2020. Dr. Lorenzo Gamez, foot and ankle surgeon; Dr. Steven Michael Puopolo, hand and upper extremity surgeon; […]

Assistance provided by a foot and ankle surgeon

Long Island area men and women who are dealing with problems of the feet and ankles may be aware that proper diagnosis and treatment of these issues may not be dependable through their primary care provider. Instead, patients should work with the team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island, who have years of experience and […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2020
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Everything you need to know if you are considering knee replacement

Patients with chronic knee problems may be unsure as to when they need to consider more invasive options to obtain effective treatment. Conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is often the leading cause of degenerative knee problems. This is one of the primary reasons why a patient may consider surgical procedures to treat their […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2020
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What can be done for shoulder dislocation?

The shoulder joint is an active, mobile joint that is critical for performing most activities with the arms. When the joint has been dislocated, it is essential that patients get to their doctor as soon as possible to alleviate the problem. The doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island are available to assist individuals throughout […]

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2020
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Telehealth Appointments

Due to ongoing concerns about Novel Coronavirus and Covid-19, Orthopedic Associates of Long Island is pleased to offer existing patients Telehealth appointments for follow up. These sessions are conducted via smartphone, tablet, or computer with your OALI physician. There is no software or apps to install – patients with scheduled Telehealth appointments will be provided […]

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