What is Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

May 16, 2022
G2 Orthopedics

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Better Shoulder Replacements

In the past, patients stayed in the hospital overnight after shoulder replacement surgery. But with many recent advances for shoulder surgery, outpatient shoulder replacement surgery is common. With this type of surgery, patients can go home the same day to recover from the comforts of their own home.

Dr. Goradia’s Approach to Shoulder Pain

Dr. Goradia of G2 Orthopedics evaluates all options: repair, replacement, outpatient surgery, and non-surgical treatments for his patients. Each patient’s treatment is designed just for them, with considerations for the shoulder injury/condition and the patient’s lifestyle.

Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Evaluation

Each patient is evaluated prior to surgery to determine if they are a candidate for outpatient shoulder replacement surgery. Most patients can have outpatient surgery if they do not have major medical problems like severe heart disease.

  • Patients may receive 1 or more physical therapy visits prior to surgery so they know what to expect after surgery.
  • Patients are given various treatments before, during, and after surgery to alleviate pain.
  • Each patient goes to physical therapy after surgery. The therapists are provided instruction created by Dr. Goradia.