Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC in Franklin Lakes NJ, Glen Rock NJ, Westwood NJ
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  • Offices in
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Glen Rock
  • Westwood
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
  • Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Sports Medicine

Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC

About Us

Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC is home to an elite team of surgeons who are fully committed to skillful, restorative patient care. Each physician is a leader in their field, delivering the finest in orthopedic treatment, sports medicine expertise and musculoskeletal disease management.

Year after year, Kayal Orthopaedic Center is singled out as one of the best facilities for orthopaedic surgery in New Jersey. Its elite team of orthopaedic surgeons consistently wins top rated honors from patients and the medical community.

Patients in Bergen County, New Jersey—including Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Paramus, Westwood and Ridgewood—choose Kayal Orthopaedic Center for its expertise and compassionate care.

Its team specializes in state-of-the-art surgeries, including custom knee replacement, hip replacement and joint replacement. Dr. Kayal and his team offer surgical and nonsurgical treatments for problems such as a rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, arthritis, bursitis, broken bones, sports injuries and more.

Our Doctors

Robert A. Kayal, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Robert A. Kayal, MD is the founder, president and CEO of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC.

Education & Training
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School; Newark, NJ 7/92 to 5/94
    • Doctorate of Medicine received 5/94
  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Piscataway, NJ 8/90 to 6/92
  • Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA
    • Bachelors of Science in Premedicine received 5/90, 8/86 to 5/90

Residency Training

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7/95 to 6/99
    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center; New Hyde Park, NY
    • Schneider’s Children’s Hospital; New Hyde Park, NY
    • North Shore University Hospital; Manhasset, NY
    • Jamaica Hospital; Queens, NY
    • New York University Medical Center; NY, NY
    • Beth Israel North Medical Center; NY, NY
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center; NY, NY
  • Department of General Surgery 7/94 to 6/95
    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center; New Hyde Park, NY
Board Certifications
Honors and Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Newark Chapter
  • Elected Associate Member
    UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School; Newark, NJ
  • Received “Honors” in Obstetrics and Gynecology (scored 100% on National Board Exam), Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, & Orthopaedics
    UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Piscataway, NJ
  • Received “Honors” in Biochemistry, Pathology, Autopsy Pathology, Medicine, Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases, Behavioral Sciences, & Environmental Medicine
    Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Premedicine Honor Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Hitner-Grinder Award Scholarship, National Dean’s List
    Ramapo Regional High School; Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Superintendent’s List High Honor Roll Student, GPA 3.81/4.00, Class Rank 16/315, National Honor Society, 13 Underclassman Academic Achievement Awards, Dartmouth College Book Award which recognizes Dartmouth College’s choice of “Student-Athlete of the Year”, Recipient of Academic Scholarship to be applied towards further education.
  • Healthcare Heroes nominee for Physician of the Year, 2012
  • Top rated NJ orthopedic surgeon – NJ Top Doc, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Recipient of Patient’s Choice Award from Vitals, 2013
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons of NJ/NJ Orthopaedic Society (OSNJ/NJOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association

Edward C. Friedland, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Dr. Friedland is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has been active in the medical community throughout the 40+ years he has been in practice.

Education & Training
  • Academic Degree, A.B. New York University 1957
  • Professional Degree, M.D. SUNY Downstate Medical Center 1961
Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Teaching Appointments
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, 1970 – 2004
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Bergen County Medical Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
  • The Royal Society of Medicine

E. Jeffrey Pope, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Dr. Pope has been involved in team sports medicine and adolescent orthopedic care from very early in his training, and continues this interest into his current practice. He cares for numerous adolescent and high school athletes as well as the “weekend warrior.” Pope is the author of multiple articles in orthopaedic literature, where he focuses on both sports medicine and general orthopaedics.

Education & Training
  • BS Premedicine, BS Nutrition Science, Pennsylvania State University 2000
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2004
  • Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2009
  • Fellowship; Sports Medicine – Arthroscopic and Open Procedures, University of Chicago, 2010
Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)

  • Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery
Honors and Awards
  • Medical School
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society
    • NJMS Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance
    • Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence (2004)
    • Van Houten Scholarship for Excellent Academic Performance (2003)
    • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Ritter ’63 Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2003)
    • Class of 1977 Academic Scholarship (2002)
    • Class of 1966 Academic Scholarship (2001)
  • Undergraduate
    • Golden Key National Honor Society (1999)
    • Undergraduate Dean’s List: Six semesters – Fall 1997 thru Spring 2000
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Medical Honor Society

Chad W. Rappaport, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Dr. Rappaport evaluates and treats the entire spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. From simple athlete’s foot to complicated surgical reconstructive procedures, Dr. Rappaport prides himself on his bedside manner and constant search for innovative treatment of the foot and ankle.

Education & Training
  • DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA (2000)
  • BS (Bachelor’s of Science), University of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Des Moines, IA (1998)
Board Certifications
  • Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • Board Certified, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery (2008), ABPS
  • Board Certified, Foot Surgery (2008), ABPS
Teaching Appointments
  • Adjunct Faculty, St. Francis University, Course Instructor,
    Orthopaedics: Foot and Ankle Disorders (2004-2008)
  • Product Consultant, Arthrex Inc., Small Joint Dept.;
    Authored Technique Guide for Mini-Tightrope Fixation of Phalangeal Osteotomies (2007)
  • Product Consultant, Smith & Nephew,
    Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Implant Instrumentation (2007)

Theresa Ronna, D.P.M.

Dr. Ronna has trained with many highly regarded pioneers in the field of sports medicine.  She has been part of the medical team for several NYC marathons, pre-Olympic games, The Fourth All African games in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Games in Rome, Italy, and the Can-Am Rugby tournament in Lake Placid.

Education & Training
  • Roseland Surgical Center/United Hospital Center; Roseland, NJ 8/96-8/97
    • Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, completed 8/97
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine; New York, NY 9/92-5/96
    • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, received 5/96
  • Columbia University; New York, NY 9/91-5/92
    • Graduate degree in Biology, received 5/92
  • Montclair State University; Montclair, NJ 9/87-5/91
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude, received 5/91
Board Certifications
Honors and Awards
  • Letter of Commendation from Commanding General, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune (5/99).
  • Certificate of Recognition from Onslow County Council for Women (3/00).
  • American Podiatric Medical Writers Award (1996).
Our Services

The orthopedic surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC pride themselves in administering innovative orthopaedic care in Franklin Lakes and Ridgewood, NJ.

The practice is a regional leader and pioneer incustomized knee replacement surgeryminimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, partial and total joint replacement surgery, sports medicine & arthroscopyplatelet rich plasma injection therapy (PRP), foot & ankle reconstruction and hip arthroscopy. Providers at the Kayal Orthopaedic Center hold admission privileges at The Valley Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Chilton Hospital, the Christian Healthcare Center and Patient Care Associates, LLC.

At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC, we treat and provide a full range of services for, neck and back pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, spinal stenosis, shoulder and elbow pains, rotator cuff injuries, SLAP lesions, biceps tendon injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, hip labral tears, hip cam and pincer lesions, FAI, knee meniscal tears, ACL tears, fractures, bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, sprains and strains, sports injuries, knee, hip, and ankle pains, and complicated foot disorders.

Some services we offer by not limited to:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
  • Partial & Total Joint Replacement
  • Trauma/Fracture Care
  • Treatment of Spinal Disorders
  • General Orthopaedic
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Laser Treatment
  • Customized Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Franklin Lakes Location
Phone: 844-281-1783
Fax: 201-560-0712
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Glen Rock Location
Phone: 844-281-1783
Fax: 201-560-0712
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Westwood Location
Phone: 844-281-1783
Fax: 201-560-0712
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
  • All Major Medical Insurance Plans with Out-of-Network Benefits
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford
  • Medicare
  • QualCare
  • Horizon Blue Cross Shield
  • Motor Vehicle/Personal Injury Cases
  • Worker’s Compensation Injuries
  • Second Opinions
  • Independent Medical Examinations

If you have any questions regarding insurance or your ability to be seen at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC, please contact our offices conveniently located in Ridgewood, NJ and Franklin Lakes, NJ. We will do whatever we can to assist you, and ensure that your orthopaedic needs are cared for.

Dr. Kayal has done two arthroscopic surgeries for me and, as a result, my quality of life has improved dramatically. What makes Dr. Kayal special is his willingness to spend time with his patients, & make sure they understand what the procedure will and will not do.

Peter Morrow