For appointments at all locations please call our office at 203-845-2200.
We have a new toll-free Billing number 855-871-7324. Patients should use this number for any billing questions. _______________________________________________________________ We are pleased to announce that Victoria (Tori) Channell, OTR/L has joined Coastal Hand Therapy. For more information on Tori, please click on the "Our Staff" tab. _________________________________________________________________________________ Epidural related Meningitis outbreak - a message from Dr. Bast I have been following the news of this terrible situation where methylprednisolone, a steroid medication that is frequently used for epidural steroid injections has been linked to a rare fungal meningitis - aspergillosis. I want to reassure anyone who has been treated by me in the past that I have never used this medication for an epidural. The medication that I use for epidural steroid injections includes either betamethasone (Celestone) and/or dexamethasone. Coastal Orthopaedics and the Norwalk Surgical Center/Norwalk Hospital do not obtain medications from the pharmacies that have been implicated in supplying the contaminated medication.
I understand that undergoing any procedure is always a careful risk/benefit analysis and this news will certainly be on patients minds as they consider whether the procedure is appropriate for them. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about either past/future epidurals.
Sincerely, Brian A. Bast, D.O. _________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations to Drs. Michael M. Lynch, Nicholas V. Polifroni, and Paul D. Protomastro you did it again!
Coastal Orthopaedics, PC, is pleased to announce that for the fourth straight year in a row, three of our surgeons have been recognized by Connecticut Magazine as a Top Doc winner (April 2012 Top Doc issue).