Geisinger Completes First Phase of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Scranton

Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Scranton opens Monday, Feb. 7, in the Marketplace at Steamtown, making better health easier for patients and members in the area by consolidating and expanding services at one easy-to-reach downtown location.

Patients of all ages will find the most comprehensive spectrum of services for bone, muscle and joint conditions — including arthritis, sports injuries, back pain, wound care and fractures — in Lackawanna County. With a focus on convenience and patient experience, the facility will offer expanded orthopaedic urgent care so patients can avoid the emergency room for sprains, strains and minor injuries.

When complete, Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Scranton will be Lackawanna County’s largest bone, muscle and joint-focused facility of its kind and occupy 83,000 square feet inside the marketplace — triple the space of the former location at West Olive Street. The project’s second phase, expected to be complete in late 2022, brings additional programs in physical medicine & rehabilitation, as well as patient-tailored therapy solutions.

Market research shows the population of Lackawanna County residents 65 and older continues to grow, driving an increased demand for orthopaedic services through 2024.

“Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Scranton will provide all the world-class bone, muscle and joint outpatient services our community needs under one roof,” said Michael Suk, M.D., J.D., chair of Geisinger’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “Our highly specialized team brings a personalized approach and the latest technology to treating each joint condition, sports injury or spinal disorder.”

More patient-friendly features include abundant parking and access to several bus routes, along with proximity to Geisinger Community Medical Center. There, people can continue receiving surgical care with technologies only Geisinger provides in its service area, such as Mako® robotic-arm-assisted joint replacement.

“We’re committed to contributing to a healthier, more vibrant Lackawanna County by providing the orthopaedic and sports medicine services our patients and members need close to home,” said Suk. “Geisinger has served northeastern Pennsylvania for decades, and our new facility at the Marketplace at Steamtown furthers our commitment to better health for this community.”