MICHAEL H. RIEBER, MD, FACS
“It no longer has to hurt,” says leading orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Rieber. He is one of the first surgeons in the state to use a long-last-
ing local anesthetic for painless knee/hip replacements, allowing patients the potential to return home immediately after surgery. He performs
minimally invasive knee replacements and direct anterior approach hip replacements, among other cutting-edge yet proven techniques. As
director of the Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, he plans to introduce advanced robotic surgery there.
With fellowship training in sports medicine, Dr. Rieber treats athletes, from high school to professional teams, including the Newark Bears.
“We keep it light and friendly in the office to help our patients relax,” he says. He handles complex arthroscopic cases, including ACL, rotator
cuff, meniscal and cartilage reconstruction procedures, as well as state-of-the-art shoulder surgery. Dr. Rieber’s reputation for successful out-
comes transcends referrals. His Saint Barnabas colleagues see him when they themselves need orthopedic surgery.
An adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, Dr. Rieber is also a frequent television spokesperson
on surgical innovation. “My mantra is ‘life is motion, motion is life,’” he says. “To live you’ve got to move, and that’s what it’s all about for me.
With successful surgery, I can relieve a patient’s pain and get him/her moving again. What can be more rewarding than that?”
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. MEDICAL TRAINING: New York Medical College; Penn State
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (sports medicine fellowship).
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