South County Hospital

Orthopedic Surgery at South County Hospital

The Physicians. The Procedures. The Place.


401 788-1700  To learn more about SCH Orthopedics Center

401 789-1422  To schedule a consultation 


South County Hospital Orthopedics Center surgeons with the MAKOplasty robotic arm technology

At South County Hospital, you are treated by highly trained, expert orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons using the latest techniques and working in a state-of-the-art facility.

The Surgeons

The surgeons at South County Hospital are aided by Board Certified anesthesiologists and highly credentialed operating room RNs and technologists: Michael Bradley, MDDavid B. Burns, DO; Mark A. Coppes, MDJoseph B. Fitzgerald, MD; Robert Marchand, MD; and Ron Tabaddor, MD

The Procedures

The Board Certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons at South County Hospital have years of experience, expertise, and a record of superior outcomes. 

  • ACL repair
  • Arthroscopic procedures on all major joints, as well as for muscle, tendon, nerve and cartilage damage 
  • Carpal tunnel procedures  
  • Fracture repair
  • Hand, foot and ankle, shoulder, elbow and hip procedures
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Hip replacement, total or partial
  • Knee resurfacing
  • Knee replacement, total or partial
  • Spine procedures

The Latest Surgical Techniques

The surgeons offer patients the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, including gender-specific knee replacement; arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee; and open reconstruction of the shoulder and knee, including cartilage restoration procedures and shoulder replacement surgery.

South County Hospital is the only hospital in Rhode Island offering the FDA-approved BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System, an alternative to total hip replacement. It is one of only two hospitals in the state to offer patients undergoing knee and hip replacement procedures an advanced computer-assisted, image-guided navigation system.

The Place

Designed to meet the latest standards in orthopedic care, the dedicated orthopedics wing at South County Hospital has spacious single-patient rooms, each with a full bath and ample space for post-op physical and occupational therapy. Our orthopedics wing also features extra-wide hallways for ambulation, comfortable family waiting and consulting rooms, and electronic medical records access for staff.

Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster™

South County Hospital offers a mind-body relaxation program called Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ to help patients feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication and recover more quickly. The program is run by Nanette Doan, RN.  Participants consult with Nanette and receive a book and CD by Peggy Huddleston, a leading specialist in integrated medicine and developer of the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ program. The book and CD are available in the Hospital's gift shop. To learn more about the program, call 401 788-1870.

Your Swift Recovery

South County Hospital believes patient-centered care is the key to a swift return to health. And when you're home, the skilled caregivers from VNS Home Health Services and South County Quality Care can help your continued recovery.  South County Surgical Supply offers a full line of home healthcare products. For those orthopedic patients taking Coumadin® (warfarin - a common blood-thinning medication) after surgery, convenient anticoagulation management services are available.

Make an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with a surgeon at South County Orthopedics call 401 789-1422.