In 2017, Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County became the first orthopedic practice in the Hudson Valley to perform outpatient joint replacement surgery at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). This procedure was performed at the Surgery Center at Orthopedic Associates (SCOA), a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility located next to our Poughkeepsie office location. As opposed to the traditional procedure, which requires a minimum one night hospital stay, the outpatient joint replacement procedure uses a technique that allows patients to go home hours after surgery. Performing outpatient joint replacements at ASCs on the appropriate patient can realize a significant cost savings to you due to lower facility costs and no overnight/long hospital stays. Studies have shown that patients who recover outside of a hospital setting also tend to be happier and more comfortable.
When non-surgical options for painful and damaged joints fail, your quality of life may suffer. While certainly a major procedure, joint replacement can give you years of pain-free living, allowing you to focus on what matters around you most. Whether your surgery is performed in an ambulatory surgery center or a hospital, determining whether to undergo joint replacement surgery is a big decision. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained, orthopedic surgeons are here to help you return to the life you love in the fastest and safest way possible!