Same Day Shoulder Replacement
What is same day shoulder replacement surgery?
In a select group of patients that meet our screening criteria in regard to health, weight and age, we are able to send the patient directly home from our specialized surgical center on the day of shoulder replacement surgery.
How do we do this?
We are able to do this by using the most modern technology and anesthetic methods. You will be met by a dedicated staff that have taken care of many same day joint replacement patients. Our team will follow you closely after you leave the center.
Why have same day shoulder replacement?
Minimizing the length of time spent in the hospital reduces the risk of infection and has been shown to increase patient satisfaction. In addition, the overall cost is a lot lower when performed as an outpatient as compared to the typical admission.
Will your results be compromised?
No. There is growing evidence that shows that patients do as well or better when they go home on the day of shoulder replacement surgery.
What happens if I am not ready to go home?
While uncommon, we can keep patients at the center for 23 hours if there are unusual circumstances regarding discharge. In the rare incident of a complication, the patient will be transferred to traditional hospital for monitoring. Fortunately, this is not common.