OVHS&E Welcomes Dr. Dante Marra to the OVMC Campus

Friday, December 09, 2011

October 19, 2011

WHEELING, W.Va. – The administration and medical staff of Ohio Valley Health Services & Education Corporation welcome Dr. Dante Marra, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, to the Ohio Valley Medical Center campus.

The Marra Knee and Shoulder Center, led by Dr. Marra, offers state-of-the-art techniques for a variety of knee and shoulder surgical procedures. Technology offered at the center includes total knee replacement with joint implants tested to last 30 years utilizing MRI-based digital mapping for increased precision and a less traumatic procedure.

Dr. Marra is the only area physician certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the gold standard in sports medicine certification. He utilizes the latest techniques in complex shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures. These include fully arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in the shoulder and arthroscopic meniscus and cartilage repair as well as ACL reconstruction in the knee. In the office, Dr. Marra offers ultrasound-guided joint injection, which allows for greater accuracy and less pain.

“I look forward to continuing to provide specialized knee and shoulder services to the people of the Ohio Valley and to work with the staff of OVMC to ensure that our patients receive care of the highest quality,” said Marra. “It is wonderful to work with a staff that enjoys taking care of their patients day in and day out, going above and beyond to ensure that their patients are as comfortable as possible.”

The Marra Knee and Shoulder Center began seeing patients on the sixth floor of the OVMC main hospital building, last week.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Marra and his staff to our OVMC campus,” said George G. Couch, president and CEO. “We look forward to working with him and our entire orthopedic team to continue providing advanced, specialized orthopedic services to our community.”

Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling West Virginia, and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry Ohio, are a 340 bed combined organization with over 1600 employees providing the only comprehensive acute and board certified emergency services on both sides of the Ohio River.

Photo Caption: Dr. Dante Marra recently celebrated the grand opening of the Marra Knee and Shoulder Center, located at the OVMC West Building, Suite 602.