Total Joint Replacement
Advancements in joint replacement surgery have resulted in the migration of total joint procedures to the outpatient surgery center for specific patients. Northwoods Surgery Center’s Total Joints Replacement Program began in 2008 with Dr. Kevin Tadych and Dr. Mark Balas who identified the desire of healthy patients to recover at home safely and with minimum disruption. Patients with an American Society of Anesthesia physical status score of 1 or 2 were selected to have their total joint replacement performed at Northwoods Surgery Center. Patients reported high satisfaction with the procedure and process. For select patients in overall good health, Northwoods Surgery Center has proven to be an appropriate alternative to the traditional hospital setting for total joint replacement surgery. With a highly trained and dedicated team, our program has been able to achieve high-quality results with significantly lower overall costs. Total hip and knee replacements have been performed on dozens of patients since our program began in 2008.
The Total Joint Program at Northwoods Surgery Center provides an improved patient experience, more rapid return to functionality, decreased risk of infection and lower costs. Northwoods Surgery Center’s patient questionnaires indicated their joint replacement patients are even happier than the ones receiving these procedures in the hospital. Patient who choose to have their total joint procedure at Northwoods Surgery Center save significantly on their co-pays, deductibles and overall out-of-pocket costs. Check with your insurance provider regarding potential cost savings for total joint procedures.
If you are interested in learning more about the Total Joints Replacement Program at Northwoods Surgery Center, please call Dr. Mark Balas’ office at 715-561-4795