Iowa City, IA (August 19, 2020) – Total hip replacement surgery has improved in surgical techniques and technology in the last century and has become one of the most successful medical operations. Every year over 450,000 total hip replacement surgeries are completed in the U.S. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved hip arthroplasty (replacement) in outpatient settings starting in 2020.
“Outpatient total hip replacement is not a new procedure to the Steindler surgeons and care team,” said Brent Overton, MD. “The Steindler Orthopedic team completes over 1,600 joint replacements every year, and we’ve been doing outpatient hips in the hospital setting for some years. What is remarkable today is that by aligning our providers, care navigation teams, facilities, and support teams, we can now provide select patients who are healthy enough to be candidates for this pathway an opportunity to do so in an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC).”
Dr. Overton is one of six Steindler joint replacement surgeons, along with Dr. Brent Whited, MD, David Steinbronn, MD, Taylor Dennison, MD, Austin Ramme, MD, and Cory Christiansen, MD. “The utilization of outpatient surgical centers improves health outcomes and allow our patients to decrease their expenses,” said Dr. Dennison. “If a patient requires an extra level of care and safety at the time of operation discharge, they can be admitted to the hospital,” he added.
“We have seen great success with patient outcomes after outpatient total knee replacement at the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. Our care team has taken the appropriate steps to make sure our patients that require total hip replacements will have similarly positive outcomes and we are very pleased to offer this to our patients,” stated Patrick Magallanes, Steindler Orthopedic President and CEO.
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