Orthopaedics Anesthesiology

Working in close partnership with our orthopaedic clients like nationally renowned Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, JLR has emerged as a true leader in advanced breakthrough anesthesia techniques for orthopaedic surgery. Our board-certified physicians have created a comprehensive, perioperative, regional analgesia program that is resulting in:

  • Faster recovery
  • Significantly reduced side effects
  • Reduced use of narcotics and pain medications
  • Better physical therapy rehabilitation
  • Better surgical outcomes
  • Enhanced patient safety

While these state-of-the art techniques are allowing for better medical care, they are also having a major impact on patient satisfaction and reduced hospital costs - two key components of the current national accountable care focus. Patients are discharged sooner, happier, and safer. As a result, JLR's efforts in this arena have become a key quality initiative with our partner hospitals. These improvements could not have been achieved without our comprehensive strategy to originate innovative protocols and onboard and educate numerous stakeholders, including: administrators, surgeons, pharmacists, nursing and rehab clinicians.

We provide nerve blocks as well as continuous block catheters for superior post-operative pain control. Through our combined innovations, we continue to work together to develop and refine new protocols to reduce an array of complications that often result from more traditional, narcotic-based pain treatments. These include nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion, urinary retention, respiratory difficulties and extended hospital lengths of stay.

Related Staff

Arun Moorjani, MD

Co-director of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management

Dr. Moorjani was instrumental in establishing the Peripheral Nerve Catheter and Acute Pain Service at Florida Hospital’s flagship campus in downtown Orlando. He also serves on the Liver Transplant Anesthesia Team and the department Peer Review Committee. In addition, he initiated and operated the Department of Anesthesiology Journal Club, continually striving to ensure JLR is recognized as one of the best anesthesiology practices in the country. Dr. Moorjani completed his anesthesiology residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, where he focused his training in the areas of regional anesthesia, vascular anesthesia and transplant anesthesia.

Thomas Looke, MD

Director of Research and Co-director of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management

Thomas Looke, MD, has served as JLR’s director of research since 2003 and is currently working with the leadership team at Florida Hospital Winter Park to establish a Perioperative Pain Research Center at that facility. Throughout his career, Dr. Looke has authored numerous protocols that improved patient safety and satisfaction, and has served in a variety of leadership positions within JLR and Florida Hospital, including Chief of Regional Anesthesia Services for Florida Hospital, authoring the regional anesthesia protocols used in the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence. He was awarded the Florida Hospital Medical Staff Award for Excellence in 2007 for his success in improving total joint surgery patient outcomes and satisfaction through improved regional anesthesia services. Dr. Looke joined JLR in 2001 after completing medical school and his anesthesiology residency training at the University of Florida. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1983 and served as a combat officer and engineer in the U.S. Navy prior to entering medical school. While in the Navy, he also earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Caltech in Pasadena, California, in 1984, and a PhD in the same field from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, in 1992.

From Our Customers

This is the biggest advancement in Total Knee Replacement in the past 25 years.

Hugh Morris, MD
Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic

I have worked with JLR for 16 years and they are very responsive and work as partners in the care of my patients. Their work with peripheral nerve blocks improves post-op and PACU management, and decreases the need for narcotics, reducing nausea and vomiting. I have confidence that they will do the very best they can for each patient while also allowing me to increase my surgery volume and decrease turnover time. On a more personal note, my father, wife and daughter have all had anesthesia administered by JLR, and I have all the confidence in the world with their skill and knowledge. I trust them with my patients and family.

Craig Mintzer MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, Orlando Magic Head Physician

JLR's expertise in pain management helps me take better care of my patients and allows me to provide multidisciplinary spinal care. Our unique partnership results in increased patient safety and good outcomes. And the timely service and direct communication they provide makes care more efficient and my job easier.

Philip Meinhardt, MD, Spine Surgeon
Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic

JLR Medical Group

851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 200E
Maitland, Florida 32751

Phone: 407-667-0444

Toll Free: 800-331-2104
Fax: 407-667-4338

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