Dr. Ast primary specialty focus is rapid-recovery, short-stay and outpatient joint replacement surgery. Before returning to HSS, he previously developed and directed one of the largest and most successful outpatient joint replacement programs in the northeast. He also has both clinical and teaching expertise in the use of robotics and computer assistance in joint replacement surgery, and was the director of robotic and computer assisted surgery at a major university institution in New Jersey.
Dr. Ast also specializes in primary, complex and revision total joint replacement. His training includes minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic surgery and computer assisted surgery.
TrainingHospital for Special Surgery, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Temple University
CertificationAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Insurances AcceptedAetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS, Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway, Cigna, Connecticare, EmblemHealth GHI, EmblemHealth HIP, EmblemHealth Medicare, EmblemHealth Select Care, Medicare, Oxford, United Healthcare
ServicesKnee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Computer Assisted Partial and Total Knee Replacement, Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement, Robotic Assisted Total Hip ReplacementAdditional ServicesDoctor
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