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Outpatient Surgery




Outpatient Joint Replacements in Spartanburg

In recent years, same-day or outpatient surgery has steadily grown in demand. Research has shown that outpatient joint replacements in Spartanburg offer more benefits than hospital-based surgery. These benefits include:

1. Convenience

  • The entire process may only take a few hours.

2. Lower Cost

  • This cost-effective procedure spares you from excessive charges since you no longer need to stay the night in the hospital.

3. Enhanced Recovery

  • An outpatient joint replacement allows you to recover in the comfort of your home. You will sleep much better and are more likely to return to your normal activities sooner.

4. Reduced Stress

  • Say goodbye to nursing assessments throughout the night and unnecessary blood work. In addition, your family and friends can visit as often as you like, improving your recovery.

5. Improved Safety

  • Outpatient joint replacement surgery helps you avoid contracting viruses and hospital-acquired infections at the surgical site.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is outpatient joint replacement possible?

An outpatient joint replacement can be done because of the following factors:

    • Advanced local anesthetics and pain control blocks keep you comfortable as you recover at home.
    • Extensive research has proven outpatient surgery is safe.
    • Qualified home health nurses and therapists are assigned to your case and work with you at home. They can also meet you on the day of your surgery.
    • A key factor in the success of outpatient surgery lies in prior planning. Count on Dr. Billy Marshall to provide all the relevant information to get you up to speed.

How do I know if I am a candidate for outpatient surgery?

Currently, you may be a candidate for outpatient joint replacement if you meet the following criteria:
    • Are otherwise healthy and have no other health conditions, including diabetes or heart disease
    • Are younger than 70
    • Have a body mass index of less than 40
    • Have a support system ready to help you recover at home
    • Are a non-smoker
    • Are motivated
    • Have only early to moderate arthritis in your joints
Contact Dr. Marshall today to learn more about outpatient joint replacements.