FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Meagan Fernandez, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Geisinger Health System, is now providing outreach services at Geisinger Pediatric Specialties Silver Creek, 335 Lambs Gap Road. Dr. Fernandez is offering pre- and post-operative consultations in Mechanicsburg while performing surgical procedures at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Dr. Fernandez specializes in treating pediatric sports injuries, ACL reconstruction and meniscus repairs, growth disorders, fractures and traumatic injuries, hip dysplasia, and scoliosis. She utilizes the Renaissance™ system, the first robotic spine assist technology in Pennsylvania to treat pediatric patients with surgically necessary scoliosis. Renaissance™ is the latest technology designed to improve the safety and accuracy of implant placement in spine surgery.

A certified child life specialist also accompanies Dr. Fernandez during clinic to promote effective coping through play therapy and activities. They also help children understand why they are getting tests, what the equipment is that is being used on them and to help with distractions.

“We are very excited to extend our specialty orthopaedic coverage and look forward to helping families and their children throughout the region,” says Michael Suk, M.D., J.D., M.P.H, chairman of orthopaedics, Geisinger Health System.

Dr. Fernandez joined Geisinger in 2011 and is a 2005 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an orthopedic surgery residency in 2010 at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg and a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship in 2011 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. Fernandez is a member of various professional organizations including the Scoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fernandez at Geisinger Pediatric Specialties Silver Creek, please call 717-920-8630.

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