We hear repeatedly from our former joint-replacement patients that they’re extremely satisfied with their decision in choosing the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) for their joint-replacement surgery – especially during these uncertain times. The ASC is a convenient option for our joint replacement patients as it is located in the same medical complex as Stevens Point Orthopedics (SPO).

We’ve partnered with an extremely competent and compassionate team at the ASC, making it the preferred choice of many people who are in search of a joint replacement procedure. This also made us realize that maybe we’ve been shy about tooting our own horn when it comes to collaborating with our outpatient surgical center due to its many benefits.

Well, we are no longer going to be shy about it! If you’re considering a joint replacement and evaluating your options, you have a lot to consider. Here are six reasons to consider and then choose the ASC for that all-important joint-replacement procedure.

1. We can perform surgeries NOW!

Not all area facilities are currently able to perform surgeries as a result of the ongoing pandemic. However, the ASC offers a safe surgical environment and has the capacity to accommodate your needed surgery.

Of all the considerations when choosing a joint-replacement team, the fact that they can continue to do surgeries is probably the most important – and one of the most overlooked.

2. It’s personalized to you.

Joint replacement is not a one-procedure-fits-all surgery. There are many factors to consider – your past medical history, your current activity level, and age, just to name a few.

When our surgeons recommend a joint replacement, they take it seriously. It is our goal for you to have a successful outcome so you can resume your normal activities as pain free as possible.

It’s important for us to create a treatment plan that’s personalized for you and your lifestyle.

You deserve 100% personalized care – and with our team at Stevens Point Orthopedics, that’s exactly what you will get.

3. It comes with the area’s most comprehensive before- and after-care program.

Our Joint Journey program is unique to this area, and it’s pretty special. When you choose SPO for your joint replacement, you’re immediately put into contact with Shawn, our joint coordinator.

Shawn is your personal guide and navigator through the entire process and will personally meet with you before your surgery. She answers your questions, walks you through your pre-surgical exercises, and makes sure you understand everything.

After the surgery, she’s right there, making follow-up phone calls and ensuring your recovery goes smoothly.

We believe a personal touch is more important than ever before, and it is what makes our Joint Journey program special.

4. You’re doing physical therapy on day one.

A joint replacement is all about movement – being able to move better, and with less pain. The sooner you can re-establish movement in your new joint, the better.

At the ASC, the surgeons, nurses and physical therapists work with you on day one to start the journey back to activity.

Patients who have their surgery at the ASC have their procedure and then start physical therapy all on the same day.

We know just about every joint replacement patient is anxious to get moving again, so starting physical therapy as soon as possible is a real difference-maker.

5. It’s outpatient – you can go home the same day.

The No. 1 thing patients say they like best about their joint-replacement surgery at the ASC is that they’re able to return home safely on the same day of their surgery.

No one wants to spend more time than necessary in a hospital – especially these days. Not only is it expensive, but it’s cold and sterile, and just not the greatest place to be right now.

Having a joint replacement at the ASC means you will receive one-on-one nursing care and support during your stay. You will also be allowed to safely and confidently return back to the comfort of your own home at the end of the day when you start your recovery journey.

Isn’t that what you want?

6. You get cake.

Well, not right away, but SPO holds a joint celebration for its joint-replacement patients every year.

We’re not sure when the next one will be, but we guarantee there’ll be cake. And we’ll be there celebrating your joint-replacement journey right along with you.

Doesn’t that sound like a better way to have joint-replacement surgery? We think so – and we think you’ll agree.