Cornelius (Connie) Britt, M.D.
Curry Medical Practice
Curry Medical Center
Curry General Hospital
CURRY MEDICAL PRACTICE
(Curry General Hospital campus)
94220 4th St.
Gold Beach, OR
CURRY MEDICAL CENTER
(Specialty Clinic, lower level)
500 5th St.
University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Medicine
1974 - 1978
AB in Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
St. Louis University
1972 - 1974
Internship:University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, Nebraska
1978 - 1979 Rotating Internship
Residency:University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Medicine
1979 - 1983 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certification:Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986
Recertified in 1996, 2006 and 2016
Currently certified through December 31, 2016
Biography:When asked what drew him to Curry Health Network, Dr. Britt said one of the main attractions was the opportunity to work in a brand new hospital. "The new hospital, the team the CEO has put together, and the opportunity to be part of a Network that truly has the health and well-being of the community members as its primary focus were all big factors."
Dr. Britt is clearly thrilled at the prospect of performing surgeries not available at the Network in recent years, and to do so in what he called the "spectacular and state-of-the-art surgical suites" in the new hospital.
The combination of the new surgeon and the new hospital will allow for an expanded orthopaedic program which includes total knee and total hip replacements.
"These procedures allow for less invasive approaches to lower extremity joint replacements," Britt explains. "They're 'muscle-sparing' procedures, and they give patients the ability to ambulate more quickly and to have a much shorter hospital stay - often just one night."
The total knee and total hip replacements will just be two of the procedures available. Other procedures include rotator cuff repair for shoulders, as well as procedures for shoulder instability. Hand surgeries including carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, ganglion cyst excision, extensor tendon repair and treatment of hand fractures, wrist, hip, ankle and many other bone fractures, and numerous Arthroscopic surgical procedures for the knee.
Although Dr. Britt enjoys all orthopaedic surgical procedures, he has a particular fondness for total knee and total hip replacements. "Those operations can truly change people's lives for the better."
Dr. Britt has practiced in his specialty for more than 35 years, most recently in private practice in Lander, Wyoming. While he says he will miss many great friendships developed over his 14 years in Wyoming, he will also miss trout fishing in the mountain streams of that area. He plans to try to make up for that by chasing steelhead and salmon.