Olympia Orthopaedic Associates’ joint replacement experts are offering total hip, knee and shoulder replacements in an innovative setting: their outpatient surgery center. Qualified patients can now undergo one of these procedures at the Olympia Surgery Center, which is located at 3901 Capital Mall Drive SW, Suite B. To allow patients to return home just hours after their joint replacement procedures, the surgeons use techniques that encourage quicker postoperative recoveries.
“We strive to offer our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art treatments and procedures right here in Olympia,” says Stephen Snow, M.D., joint replacement surgeon at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. “Outpatient joint replacements are the wave of the future.”
The surgeons at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates were among the first 5 percent of providers nationwide to start offering joint replacements in this setting. Now regarded as experts in this area, they have performed over 450 outpatient joint replacements in the last two and a half years and remain the region's only providers to offer outpatient joint replacements. While the doctors are offering this program for qualified patients at the Olympia Surgery Center, they are also continuing to perform same-day and next-day joint replacement procedures in the hospital setting.
“We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the community and continually improving the patient experience, and we developed this program with those goals in mind,” says L. Anthony Agtarap, M.D., joint replacement surgeon at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. “Now, with two and a half years of experience, our successful track record with these procedures speaks for itself.”
Benefits of the outpatient procedure include:
- Allowing the patient to heal in the comfort of his or her own home
- Reduced risk of infection
- Reduced cost