Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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Revision Reconstructions

Hip and knee replacement surgery is among the most successful procedures in medicine, but when there is a problem, Dr. Ciminiello has extensive experience in treating all revision reconstruction problems.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Smaller incision surgery and procedures that avoid cutting muscles are available for hip and knee replacement surgery. You may be a candidate for these surgical procedures which may provide you with less postoperative pain and quicker recovery.

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Meet Dr. Michael Ciminiello

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Ciminiello, a native Long Islander, has returned home to rejoin his family and begin his professional career in Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Surgery. After graduation from Smithtown East High School, Dr. Ciminiello attended Princeton University where he was Captain of the baseball team and then played in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Once his professional baseball career was over, he earned his medical degree in Philadelphia at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Residency and Fellowship at the renowned Rothman Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery where over 5,000 total joint replacements are performed annually. During fellowship, Dr. Ciminiello was trained by many of the world’s most respected orthopaedic surgeons mastering all areas of Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction including primary total hip and knee replacement as well as complex total hip and knee revision.


  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Medical: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


  • Surgical Internship: New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Cornell, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Clinical Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Resident Research Award: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2009
  • Recipient of Mark Chilton Award for Compassion in Medicine, 2007
  • Recipient of the Beach Memorial Scholarship, 2002
  • Recipient of Philip P. Ripepi Prize for General Surgery, 2002
  • Recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award, 2002
  • AOA (Alpha Omega Alpa Honor Society), 2001
  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers, 1996
  • All Ivy Academic Honors, 1994-1996
  • Captain of Princeton University Baseball Team, 1994-1996


  • The Role of Traditional Hip Precautions in Preventing Early Postoperative Total Hip Arthroplasty Dislocations: A Prospective Study. E. Louis Peak MD; Javad Parvizi MD, FRCS; Michael Ciminiello MD; James J. Purtill MD; Peter F. Sharkey MD; William J. Hozack MD; Richard H. Rothman MD, Ph.D. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Feb 2005; 87: 247 - 253.
  • Total hip arthroplasty is small incision better? Michael Ciminiello MD, Javad Parvizi MD, Peter F Sharkey MD , Aidin Eslampour MD, Richard H Rothman MD, PHD J Arthroplasty. 2006 Jun ;21:484-8

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Dr. Ciminiello

Michael Ciminiello, M.D.

Dr. Ciminiello is an attending orthopaedic surgeon at Peconic Bay Medical Center and specializes in adult hip and knee replacement and revision reconstruction.