Worker's Compensation Specialist

Deepan Patel, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Deepan Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Doctor located in Glen Rock, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

At the surgical practices of Deepan Patel, MD, in Jersey City and Glen Rock, New Jersey, victims of workplace accidents can rely on the most advanced diagnostics and treatment of their injuries. Dr. Patel customizes your treatment plan to alleviate pain and restore functionality to the injured area. He also provides a comprehensive health evaluation that you need for your workers' compensation claim. To schedule an appointment for a work-related injury, book online or by calling the office directly.

Workers' Compensation Q & A

What are common workplace injuries?

If you’re scheduling your first appointment with Dr. Patel, make sure to tell his staff that your injury is work-related. You also need tos report any work-related injury to your employer right away.

Dr. Patel sees a wide range of on-the-job injuries at his surgical practice. The most common types of workplace injuries he treats include:

  • Collisions
  • Trips and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Repetitive strains
  • Injury from falling objects

As a New Jersey workers’ compensation physician, Dr. Patel is highly experienced in treating a variety of conditions to relieve pain and prevent further injury. He creates a personalized treatment plan based on your specific medical needs and cause of injury.

How does Dr. Patel handle workers’ compensation issues?

Dr. Patel and his staff are very knowledgeable about workers’ compensation regulations and can help guide you through the process

Dr. Patel’s goal is to get you back to work as soon as possible to reduce your time lost from work. He is available to speak to your employer, case manager, and insurance adjuster in confidence to ensure you receive prompt and efficient care.

If you are seeking a second opinion, or need immediate surgical treatment for your work-related injury, Dr. Patel offers a full range of diagnostic tools and treatment options to restore your health.

What services are available for workers’ compensation injuries?

Dr. Patel initially performs an evaluation of the injured area, checking for signs of redness or swelling. He confirms a diagnosis using imaging tests, like a CT scan or MRI, to determine if the injury is related to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments. He may also use an X-ray to ensure you haven’t suffered a fracture or break in any bones or to check the health of your joint.

For many work-related injuries, Dr. Patel tries nonsurgical treatments to help you heal before resorting to surgery. He may prescribe pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to keep you comfortable and reduce swelling. Dr. Patel may also recommend physical therapy to strengthen muscles and increase your flexibility.

If surgery is the best course of treatment, Dr. Patel offers traditional, minimally invasive, and robotic-assisted surgeries.

What is robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery allows Dr. Patel to perform complex surgeries with more precision and control than with traditional surgery. He uses handheld instruments guided by a computer to repair damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments, or perform joint replacement or reconstruction surgery. He employs the innovative Stryker robotic arm-assisted surgery for reconstructive surgeries and the NAVIO Surgical System with robotic-assisted technology for knee replacements and other procedures.

If you’ve suffered an injury on the job and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

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