Outpatient Surgery

Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Rehabilitation Centers located in Jasper, IN

With today’s state-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques, complicated surgical procedures that once required a lengthy hospital stay and long recovery can now be done on an outpatient basis. At Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine in Jasper, Indiana, the highly skilled team of orthopaedic surgeons offers the latest outpatient surgeries, including hip replacement, so you can get effective pain relief with minimal interruption in your life. If you live in southern Indiana and need orthopaedic surgery, find out if the patient-centered team at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine offers an outpatient surgery for your condition. Call the office to set up a consultation or schedule on online.

Outpatient Surgery Q & A

Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine

What is outpatient surgery?

Outpatient surgery allows you to return home the same day as your surgical procedure, usually 1-4 hours after the operation. Outpatient surgery eliminates the need for a lengthy hospital stay, reduces the amount of medication you need, and helps you get back to your daily routine more efficiently than if you have to stay in the hospital. Additionally, outpatient surgeries are typically less invasive than hospital surgeries, so recovery time decreases as well.

Who is a candidate for outpatient surgery?

Outpatient surgery is well-suited for people who are otherwise healthy but require a specific medical procedure to address a single health problem. It’s also ideal for those with a busy lifestyle who need to get back on their feet again as quickly as possible. You must be able to follow your prescribed aftercare and be able to take necessary medications at home, too.

Before performing any surgery, the doctors and their team review your medical history and evaluate your overall health to determine your eligibility for particular outpatient procedures.

What types of outpatient surgeries are available?

The team at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine offers most surgical procedures on an outpatient basis. Thanks to advances in technology, they can perform direct anterior total arthroplasty hip replacement surgery and different types of spinal surgeries as outpatient procedures.

What is direct anterior total hip arthroplasty?

Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty allows your surgeon to perform hip replacement surgery with only one incision in your thigh. It’s much less invasive than traditional open hip replacement surgery and causes less damage to your muscles and tendons. With direct anterior total hip arthroplasty surgery, your surgeon replaces your hip without detaching any muscles or tendons.

The results lead to a quicker recovery, less pain, and a highly functional hip after your body heals. This method also reduces the risk of hip dislocation after surgery and allows you return to your daily activities more quickly than with traditional hip surgery methods.

If you’d like to learn more about the available outpatient surgeries the skilled physicians at Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine offer, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.