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Two Prominent San Gabriel Valley Orthopaedic Groups Join Cedars-Sinai

Long-Established Practices Come Together With Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Health to Strengthen Orthopedic Care Across Local Communities

Two of the San Gabriel Valley’s most respected and well-established orthopedic practices have joined Cedars-Sinai to better serve the community.

Building on decades of local experience, Congress Orthopaedic Associates Inc. and Risser Orthopaedic Group will continue to offer high-quality, personalized and coordinated care to patients.

The two groups have formed one comprehensive practice that will strengthen a shared commitment by Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Health, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, to enhance the wellbeing of patients across the region. The practices’ combined 29 specialists and support staff serve patients at locations in Pasadena and Arcadia.

“We are proud to welcome two of the most trusted orthopaedic practices in the San Gabriel Valley to Cedars-Sinai, expanding our ability to provide comprehensive orthopedic services to the local community through Huntington Health,” said Jill Martin, executive vice president of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.William M. Costigan, MD

Huntington Health will continue as the primary hospital to admit and provide high-quality orthopedic services—including total joint replacements and spine surgery—to Congress and Risser patients, as it has done for years.

“By working even more closely with these two outstanding practices, we can offer members of the community an even better, more coordinated experience throughout their care journey,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Huntington Health. “We look forward to continuing to support these groups in providing high-quality orthopedic care in the San Gabriel Valley.”

The specialists at Congress and Risser offer expert care in general orthopedics and specialty areas, including knee, ankle, foot and hip, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, and neck and spine, as well as joint replacement, sports medicine, occupational medicine and orthopedic oncology. Physicians and staff provide a wide range of innovative treatment options, including noninvasive approaches and minimally invasive surgery. They also offer advanced diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services such as physical therapy.

Daniel Laster, MDCongress is a well-known medical name in the area, where it has served patients for more than 60 years. It now has offices in Pasadena and Arcadia.

“For more than six decades, Congress Orthopaedic Associates has been dedicated to offering high-quality patient care, leading-edge research and comprehensive patient education,” said William M. Costigan, MD, director of the Congress Associates Center for Spinal Surgery and Study. “We look forward to furthering that commitment through our new relationship with Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Health.”

Risser’s history in Pasadena dates to the 1930s, when its founder, Joseph C. Risser, MD, began providing orthopedic care in the community. Risser’s current leaders said they look forward to enhancing services for communities that have long come to rely on the group for high-quality orthopedic care.

“Providing expert care close to where patients work and live in the San Gabriel Valley helps support the best outcomes for our patients,” said Daniel Laster, MD, medical director of Risser Orthopaedic Group. “Our patients have been at the center of all that we do, and we look forward to caring for them for many years to come.”