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What Sets Us Apart

  • Frustrated with an inability to make an appointment with your orthopaedic surgeon's office? 

  • Unsure if your surgeon is an expert in treating your condition?

  • Afraid of hospitals and concerned about complications from surgery?

  • Tired of waiting months to have a surgery scheduled?

Orthopaedics New England shoulder
Same or next day appointment

Tidewater Orthopaedics is pleased to be able to offer same or next day appointments with either one of our physicians or a physician assistant. If you are concerned that your problem can't wait or if the pain is intolerable, we are here for you.

Dr. Payne shoulder specialist
25 years experience in shoulder surgery

I had the privilege of doing a shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and perform over 300 shoulder surgeries per year. I do all shoulder arthroscopic repairs, fracture treatment and shoulder replacements for arthritis, including the reverse shoulder.

Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute

The surgeons at Tidewater Ortho operate at the Sentara Orthopaedic Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center. This facility is devoted to only orthopaedic patients. It has been rated as one of the top 100 orthopaedic hospitals in the United States by Becker's Hospital Review.

Shoulder surgeon hands
Why wait for surgery if you need it?

I understand that if you are in pain and need surgery the last thing you want to do is suffer for several more months. We strive to schedule surgeries as quickly as medically possible. Your safety is paramount. Once you are medically cleared for surgery, we will work with the hospital to get your surgery scheduled expediently.

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