Advances in orthopedic surgical techniques mean that an increasing number of surgeries can be performed as outpatient procedures. Remarkably, this includes knee and hip replacement procedures.
It’s estimated that more than 500,000 knee replacements and 250,000 hip replacements are performed in the US each year, most commonly as a result of arthritic or worn out joints. Traditionally, this is an inpatient procedure carried out in the hospital with a 3-4 night hospital stay. Improvements in surgical technique as well as anesthesia, pain management and joint replacement implant technology have made it feasible for Coastal Orthopedics’ physicians and surgeons to perform these procedures as an outpatient procedure in select patients. Having a hip or knee replacement procedure in an ambulatory surgery center allows patients to go directly home and avoid any hospital stay. While outpatient joint replacement is not for everyone, in appropriate candidates, it allows them to recover and rehabilitate in the comfort of their own home and avoid potential risks that come with a stay in the hospital.
At Coastal Orthopedics, we take great pride in our ability to provide you with state of the art care. That’s why we are pleased to offer two AHCA and AAAHC-accredited, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery centers. For your convenience, we will schedule your appointment on-site after your appointment and before you leave our office.
Our Surgery Center at Pointe West and East Surgery Center offer same-day surgery and feature the latest in cutting-edge medical equipment and surgical devices to allow our physicians to perform the most effective techniques for each case. The surgery centers also feature dedicated rooms for our doctors to perform pain management procedures for chronic neck, back and joint pain.
The 40,000 square foot Pointe West Medical Plaza, located one block south of Blake Medical Center, employs cutting-edge technology and gives patients an opportunity to take advantage of a variety of medical services. Medical evaluations, pain management, outpatient surgery, physical therapy, x-ray, MRI, bracing and a pharmacy are all available at this facility.
Approximately 3 miles east of Interstate 75, our East Surgery Center is located just SE of the intersection of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and State Road 64. Right off of Arcade Place, The East Surgery Center is nestled south of the Lakewood Ranch Gateway (Publix) Shopping Center, next to the Animal Hospital.