First Hill Surgery Center now offers total hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery in our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center. A few hours after surgery patients are discharged to recover in their own home with a caregiver. Patients avoid an overnight hospital stay which can reduce the risk of complications, including infection.
FHSC is specifically designed to accommodate total joint replacement surgeries, and it has lower overall facility fees, which means lower out-of-pocket costs compared with a typical hospital.
Who is a good candidate for outpatient joint replacement?
There are several factors that make someone a good candidate for outpatient joint replacement:
- This patient has to be generally healthy and live an active lifestyle.
- This person has to have a caregiver available to help them for the days following the surgery that can help with daily tasks and also to motivate the patient for a quick recovery.
- This patient should be able to attend pre-operative and post-operative physical therapy to aid a quick recovery.
Talk to your doctor to find out if outpatient total joint replacement surgery is right for you.