eyelid-lifts during this season, when
they’re not out as much and have
more time to recover. Skin peels are
also best now, when sun exposure
can be controlled and it’s easier to
stay inside for a week or two.
Q: Can you offer advice for
someone considering plastic
surgery for the first time?
A: See an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon and then get
one or two other opinions. Be honest about what you want corrected
and ask plenty of questions about
your options. Before you proceed,
make sure you’re completely comfortable with the physician and staff.
Robert Zubowski MD
Center for Plastic
& Reconstructive Surgery
One Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
WITH A NEW
KNEE OR HIP
Dr. Wayne Colizza, a board-certified
and fellowship-trained orthopedic
surgeon, is chief of the joint replacement service at Morristown Medical
Center, part of Atlantic Health
Q: Can joint replacement sur-
gery really change one’s life?
A: People often come to our
practice with physical limitations
and constant pain. Everyday activities—from putting on socks and
shoes to climbing stairs and getting
out of cars—have become difficult
for them. In most cases, knee or hip
replacements successfully return
these patients to productive and
active lives, improving their overall
well-being. That’s life changing.
Q: How do you know it’s time
for joint replacement?
A: It’s simple. You know you’re
ready when you’re no longer enjoy-
ing life due to physical restrictions.
You can’t play with the grandkids,
go for a walk or play golf. We try
to exhaust nonoperative measures,
such as medications, injections
and physical therapy, first before
recommending surgery. But with
our aging and active population,
the demand for new knees and hips
Q: What’s the latest technol-
ogy in your field?
A: The quality of materials is
improving dramatically, giving us
prostheses that last decades. Orthopedic surgeons now use minimally invasive approaches virtually
every time, meaning easier and
quicker recoveries. Outcomes have
become so reliable that doctors are
endorsing unrestricted activities
for certain patients.
Q: How can one evaluate
orthopedic surgeons and
A: Seek a physician who has
specialized training in knee and
hip replacements and performs
them frequently. Studies show that
surgeons who perform more joint
replacements produce better out-
comes and fewer complications—
and it’s the same for hospitals. At
Morristown Medical Center, we
perform the most joint replace-
ments in New Jersey and we have
received national recognition,
including the Joint Commission
Gold Seal of Approval for total hip
and total knee replacement.
197 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Bedminster, Livingston, Sparta
Dr. Leslie Herman, an audiologist,
is director of the Summit Hearing
Q: How can a hearing aid
improve someone’s life?
A: After being fitted with hear-
ing devices, patients often tell
Wayne Colizza, MD, FACS
Leslie E. Herman, AuD, CCC-A