Outpatient Alternative Allows Patients to Heal in the Comfort of their Own Home
Allentown, PA – On December 15, 2021, Surgery Center of Allentown in Allentown, performed their first robotics total joint knee replacement surgery in their free-standing ambulatory surgery center. The outpatient environment allowed the knee replacement patient to return to their home later in the day and receive ongoing support from a dedicated team of home healthcare professionals and physical therapists.
The knee replacement procedure performed at Surgery Center of Allentown is virtually identical to those performed in a hospital. However, instead of the traditional several day hospital stay, patients recover in the comfort of their home.
“We are excited to offer our patients the chance for a ‘less disruptive’ recovery,” according to Cindy Moyer, Administrator of Surgery Center of Allentown. “Our personalized clinical pathways allow us to customize care to the unique needs of each patient. And our carefully vetted team of healthcare professionals provides the support patients need to recover comfortably in their home.”
Free-standing surgery centers provide patients the same quality care as hospitals, but offer significant cost savings. “Our charges are significantly lower than those of a hospital, which translates for most patients to a significantly lower co-payment and overall cost of care. In the era of high deductible healthcare, patients need high quality care at a more affordable price,” Moyer added.
Outpatient total joint replacements are performed regularly in many parts of the country, and data indicate that in addition to cost savings, patients also experience lower rates of infection and higher overall satisfaction.
Surgery Center of Allentown is dedicated to delivering a superior orthopedic surgery experience by providing compassionate, personalized care to each patient. Some of the most qualified and highly trained surgeons in Allentown choose to do their surgeries here.
If you’re ready to take the first step in treating your joint pain, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons.