Outpatient Joint Replacement

Did you know that you can undergo a hip, knee, or outpatient joint replacement procedure and go home the same day as your surgery?

With the latest advances in surgical techniques, most total joint replacement patients now spend one night or less in the hospital. And, depending on the complexity of your procedure, you may have the ability to undergo surgery in the morning and sleep in your own bed that night.

Joint Replacement Surgery in Raleigh, Apex & Brier Creek, NC

Of course, joint replacement surgery isn’t for everyone and must be decided on a case-by-case basis. Determining factors include:

  • Whether you have a significant medical problem or a body weight requiring surgery in a hospital setting along with overnight, postoperative observation. Your age may also be a factor
  • Whether you have an at-home support system for your discharge and subsequent therapy
  • How much pre-op and post-op preparation you’ve taken – such as training on crutches or a walker, preparing your home to accommodate you during recovery, and an exercise rehabilitation plan
  • Whether a minimally invasive surgical technique can be used to treat your condition

Studies have shown that, when appropriate, outpatient joint replacements can be performed safely in an outpatient surgery center, and can lead to better patient satisfaction than surgeries performed in a hospital setting. Also, in an outpatient surgery center, the overall cost of the procedure is considerably less than a hospital stay.

Dr. Brett J. Gilbert provides outpatient joint replacement surgery for hips and knees at the Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, please call us at (919) 788-8797 or schedule an appointment online.

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Request A Second Opinion

Dr. Gilbert’s goal is to provide compassionate care, technical expertise, and personalized attention to patients with hip or knee issues. In some cases, especially with tough or complicated medical issues, it is a good idea to take a second opinion from more than one surgeon for a better understanding of your diagnosis and treatment options.

Opinion for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

As a hip and knee replacement specialist, Dr. Gilbert is available to provide a valuable opinion to help you make clearer decisions about your health.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gilbert, call our office at (919) 788-8797.

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