Wingrove T. Jarvis, MD, BSC Hons, MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCSGlasg, FRCS(Tr & Orth), Orthopaedics,
Trauma and Spine Surgeon, has joined the medical staff of Community Health Associates LLC in Towanda.
Dr. Jarvis is an Antigua and Barbuda national who went to Medical School at the
University of the West Indies (Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the Bahamas).
He did electives as a medical student in Paediatric Haematology and Emergency Room Medicine
in Canada at Toronto Hospital for Sick Kids and Ontario Mississauga General Hospital respectively.
Dr. Jarvis is recognized as a Specialist in Trauma & Orthopedics by all of the Royal
Colleges in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
He comes to the U.S. from the United Kingdom where he did his Orthopaedic Residency
in Scotland and England. He is Board Certified in the UK and Ireland.
Dr. Jarvis completed fellowships in Orthopaedic Trauma at the University Hospital of
Louisville in Kentucky and in Adult Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Duke University
Medical Center and the Durham VA Hospital in North Carolina.
His practice focuses on general orthopaedics, trauma, and spine surgeries.
He specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries including broken bones and
other diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that
allow the patient to move, work and be active.
Dr. Jarvis cares for patients of all ages, from a newborn with an orthopaedic
problem to a young athlete requiring arthroscopic surgery to an older individual
with diseases such as osteoarthritis of the joints (hips, knees & shoulder) or back
pain. He manages special problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:
diagnosis of an injury or disorder; treatment with medication, exercise and other
rehabilitative therapies by recommending physical therapy to restore movement,
strength and function; prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent
injury or slow the progression of diseases.
Dr. Jarvis will also offer you surgery if your problem can be treated surgically
and you do not or will not respond to other treatments.
He specializes in orthopaedic trauma injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine.
Dr. Jarvis performs many types of surgeries, among them:
- Arthroscopy – a procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize diagnose
and treat problems inside a joint.
- Fusion – a “welding” process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and
internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone.
- Internal fixation – a method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position
with metal plates, pins, rods or screws while the bone is healing.
- Joint replacement (Partial and total primary joints) – when an arthritic or
damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.
- Osteotomy – the correction of bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.
- Soft tissue repair – the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments.
Dr. Jarvis recently wrote a Chapter in The Oxford Textbook of Trauma & Orthopaedics,
2nd Edition, titled “Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur”. This is a reference textbook
widely used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the rest of Europe.
Dr. Jarvis is married with a beautiful wife, Charmaine, and has one child,
Amy, who is already an outstanding swimmer at the age of ten.
His Community Health Associates LLC office is located at Memorial Hospital's
Main Entrance adjacent to the Maternity Center. For an appointment, please call 570-268-4713.
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