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DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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DeGraff Memorial Hospital offers access to the best orthopedic physicians and surgeons in Western New York, with medical specialty services focused on the prevention or correction of bone and joint injury or disease.  As part of Kaleida Health, the largest healthcare provider in Western New York, DeGraff Memorial Hospital offers the expertise required for quality, comprehensive orthopedic outcomes.


Computerized navigational equipment for the most precise fitting of artificial knee joints, specialized lighting, audio/video integration, touch screen paging system and a variety of clinical equipment.  

Staff Competence

The orthopedic staff is specially trained in orthopedics, with several decades of combined experience, and they regularly receive training on new techniques and new technology. 

Patient Educational Classes

Comprehensive pre-operative classes are held to ensure patients have all the information necessary for successful surgical and recuperative outcomes.

Physical Therapy

Inpatient physical therapy, coupled with access to on site acute and subacute rehab units, outpatient rehab or in-home post-discharge physical therapy ensures patients have the right form of therapy for their individual needs. 

Orthopedic Procedures 

Total Knee Replacement

For the vast majority, the procedure eliminates pain and increases mobility, allowing them to return to a more fulfilling, active lifestyle. Total knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a routine surgical procedure that realigns the joint (bone end surfaces) with man-made materials such as plastic, ceramic or metal. It is preformed when the damage to the knee causes constant pain, loss of mobility and diminished quality of life. Orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest, most precise computerized navigational technology to ensure a perfect fit of the new knee joint.

Total Hip Replacement

Much like knee replacements, total hip replacement is indicated when range of motion becomes limited and substantial and continuous pain is present. The need for hip replacement surgery is usually caused by arthritis, injury or tumor. During total hip replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the hip are replaced with plastic and/or metal parts. The surgery basically rebuilds the hip by replacing the ball, socket and stem.

Shoulder Replacement

Total shoulder replacement surgery is less common than hip or knee replacements, but the process is basically the same. The damaged joint is replaced with a plastic and metal implant, which replicates a person’s shoulder joint.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder pain is commonly caused by rotator cuff tears. The chance of rotator cuff damage increases with age, is most prevalent in the dominant arm and is usually caused by tendon degeneration rather than injury.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery (ligament repair, torn meniscus)

One of the most common orthopedic surgeries is arthroscopic knee surgery. During the procedure, a camera is inserted into the knee through a very small incision (about a quarter of an inch). In a separate small incision, the surgeon inserts instruments to remove damaged ligaments or cartilage.

Arthroscopic Wrist and Ankle Surgery

Arthroscopic wrist and ankle surgery is used to repair ligaments, fractures, carpel tunnel syndrome, loose bone fragments, or inflamed or damaged joints caused by arthritis.

Foot Surgeries  

Simple Fractures

Surgery is performed on simple bone fractures in which the break is incomplete and the bone doesn’t break the skin.


DeGraff Memorial Hospital is located in the historic city of North Tonawanda on the banks of the Erie Canal. Patients and visitors are amazed at the ease of access to DeGraff, just 1 mile off the I - 290 expressway and minutes from Amherst, Williamsville, Wheatfield and Grand Island. Heading south, the city of Buffalo is a mere 5 miles away, and the Canadian border sits minutes to the north.

  • Free parking, just steps from the front door.
  • Personalized. Compassionate, patient-centered care by concerned health care professionals defines DeGraff’s delivery of services.
  • Patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction surveys are mailed to all patients after discharge and analyzed upon return. When evaluated by standard patient satisfaction measures used in the healthcare industry, DeGraff consistently scores significantly better than the national average and among the highest in Western New York.
  • Private Acute Care. Responding to a growing need for high-quality confidential health care, DeGraff Memorial Hospital now offers a private, single room to every acute care patient at no extra cost. Comfort and privacy when you need it most!