Outpatient Joint Replacement

Outpatient Surgery

Within Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group, physicians are redefining the experience for patients who require total joint replacement in San Diego. Patients who meet certain criteria may elect to have their surgery performed on a same-day basis in a more comfortable, relaxed setting, at one of our surgery centers, avoiding a lengthy hospital stay in the process.

To schedule a visit with one of our joint replacement specialists, locate the nearest center to you.

By choosing to have your procedure performed in one of our two conveniently located ambulatory surgery centers – you can sleep in your own bed on the morning of your surgery and be home that evening.

Surgery centers have a more strict focus in regard to the types of patients they may admit, and not all patients who seek outpatient joint replacement are candidates for a procedure in such a setting. However, many patients meet necessary criteria to be eligible for this outpatient option. Candidacy for outpatient surgery is dependent upon certain health factors and your insurance coverage.

Generally healthy patients who do not have significant underlying health conditions or concerns are typically able to undergo same-day, outpatient surgery. Consult your physician to determine the right surgical setting for you.

Several commercial insurances do allow for outpatient joint replacement, but currently Medicare does not. To learn if your specific carrier covers outpatient surgery, please call the center nearest you.

Joint replacement surgery is generally advisable for patients with severe arthritis or other joint disease who have failed conservative treatments that may include management through pain medication, local injections, exercise or activity modification, weight loss or physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Dear Patients:

As most of you are aware, over the last several days and weeks we have been learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.  At Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, we have one goal that we strive for, and that is to keep you, our patients, and our employees safe.  This has been the topic of our planning and conversations and we have implemented several measures to ensure that we do everything possible to reduce the threat of this disease.

Our offices are regularly cleaned and sanitized, but we are now ramping up those procedures to include wiping down counters and other surfaces more frequently.  Additionally, we have hand sanitizer available, and washrooms for thorough hand washing.  We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Our employees have been instructed to frequently use antiseptic hand cleaner as well as handwashing per the CDC instructions.  We also encourage our patients to do the same. If our employees feel sick or begin running a temperature, they have been instructed to stay home.  Similarly, we request that patients who are not feeling well, reschedule their appointments and not come to our clinics while they are ill. 

If our employees become ill, our offices may be functioning with less that optimal staffing; therefore, we request your patience if there are longer than average wait times or other delays.  Any location that may have any direct exposure, will be quarantined for cleaning.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all that we can to protect you and our employees.  For more information and guidelines on the Covid-19, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you