Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center performs first outpatient total hip replacement in Illinois: 3 things to know

Valley Ambulatory Surgery in St. Charles, Ill., hosted the first outpatient total hip replacement in the state earlier this month. Here are three things to know about the ASC and the recently introduced service line.  

1. Shawn Palmer, DO, of Midwest Bone and Joint Institute performed the anterior total hip replacement at the surgery center.

2. Betsy Evett, a patient from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., travelled to the surgery center to undergo a total hip replacement. "I was walking within three hours of surgery and off my pain medication after two days. The cost difference was substantial. I saved more than half the cost of having the procedure done at my local hospital, yet received first-class care," said Ms. Evett.

3. "Patients not only experience less pain and recover better at home, but also appreciate the dramatic reduction in cost as many begin to bear more responsibility for their own healthcare expenses," said Dr. Palmer.

Click here to read about Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center and other ASCs offering total hip replacement.

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