Outpatient Joint Replacement
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.