A Team Approach to State-of-the-Art Care
Good Samaritan Hospital is highly respected for its state-of-the-art programs
in joint replacement and hip surgeries. In addition, specialists conduct
research into bone and cartilage disease and related disorders.
Orthopaedic patients at Good Samaritan Hospital can expect their doctors
will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The highly trained
multidisciplinary team includes specialists in perioperative services,
anesthesiology, orthopaedic nursing, physical medicine and rehabilitation,
pain management, and internal medicine. Patients benefit from high quality
of care before, during and after their surgery.
Many orthopaedic procedures that were performed as “open” surgeries
are now routinely performed using minimally invasive techniques. For patients,
that means smaller incisions, less pain and blood loss, decreased risk
of complications and a quicker return to their normal daily activities.
Other innovative techniques used by specialists who practice at the Hospital include:
Computer navigation – GPS technology allows for unprecedented accuracy in joint replacement.
Using this technique results in better function for patients in the first
three months after surgery, an earlier discharge from the hospital and
less use of assistive devices.
Epidural anesthesia – Epidural anesthesia is safer than conventional inhaled anesthesia
and helps lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis, which can occur after
joint replacement surgery. This type of anesthesia also allows for continued
administration of pain control following surgery.