Can total hip replacement be done as an outpatient procedure?
 

The short anwser is: Yes.  The idea that a major surgery like hip replacement could be done without requiring an overnight stay in the hospital would not have even been considered 5 or 10 years ago at most places.  However, using the anterior approach, total hip replacement is routinely being done as an outpatient procedure throughout the country. To succcessfully perform hip replacement in the outpatient setting multiple factors are necessary including selecting the right patients, using short acting regional anesthesia, and providing multimodal pain control.  Typically healthier, younger, and more active patients are more appropriate for discharge to home on the day of surgery compared to older patients with multiple medical problems.  We make sure to combat a patient's pain by adminstering medications that alleviate pain in multiple different pathways both preoperatively and postoperatively.  We also use short acting regional anesthesia that allows for the patient to mobilize more quickly after surgery without many of the side effects of general anesthesia.  When done successfully the outpatient anterior total hip replacement allows the patient to recover in the comfort of their own home without any increase in risk compared to an inpatient stay.  The surgery can also be performed at an ambulatory surgery center that is more focused on the individual patient rather than in the higher volume and stressful atmosphere of the hospital where focused individual care can be more difficult. 

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Patient Testimonials

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"I talked with over four orthopedic surgeons and their staff before selecting the surgeon for my knee replacement. I am pleased I chose Dr. Weidner. He is an excellent Surgeon. His PA, Ms. Richardson, spent over 30 minutes on the phone talking to me about things as the best use of pain medicine, excellent staff. Dr. Weidner uses the latest technology as robotics wisely. He is very willing to talk and work with me as the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Weidner."

"Dr. Weidner replaced my right hip and after one year replaced the left hip. I send my heartfelt gratitude, thank you for everything you have done for me. It is wonderful not to walk around in pain anymore. Not many people have a chance to say they have as great of doctor as I do."

"Dr. Weidner was referred to me by another doctor who was unable to address the issue with my knee after it became infected from an initial surgery (not done by Dr. Weidner). At the very first visit, Dr. Weidner was personable & took the time to answer my questions unlike most docs who rush you in/out. Every visit thereafter, Dr. Weidner's calm & positive approach left me feeling confident that I would finally have use of my knee. To date, I am farther along than I have ever been. Awesome doc"

"Dr. Weidner is great he has done 3 knee surgeries on me and I wouldn’t want any other doctor. He listen to what you have to say and works with you until he finds a solution."

"I highly recommend Dr. Weidner. Fell on the ice and required knee surgery. Excellent results and speedy recovery. He explained all aspects of surgery and how to best care for the knee. He is an excellent surgeon with a very caring attitude. Follows up to ensure everything is progressing as expected. Recently had an issue with rotor cuff and he once again demonstrated his professional competence through alternative options to prevent a worsening condition. Outstanding professional."

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"Dr. Weidner is a great doctor. Takes the time to talk to you and really does care. Had a left hip replacement earlier this year and in spite of my age and physical condition, it was relatively pain free shortly thereafter. Hip works great. He's going to do my other hip in a couple of months. No worries here. I should add that the office is very nice and all of the assistants are very courteous and responsive."

"The best ever... the man is an artist!!! I've had 2 surgery procedures done, and both effective!!"

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Total Hip Replacement Self-verified patient of Dr. Zachary D Weidner - "Did a great job and great bedside manner!"

"I have been to multiple orthopedic offices over the past ten years and PW Ortho is among the very best. Excellent staff from the front office to the medical assistants. Dr. Weidner is excellent as well. Very personable and attentive"