11 Surgery Centers With Total Joint Replacement Programs

Here are 11 ambulatory surgery centers where physicians perform total joint replacements.

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Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wis.). Led by administrator Becky Ziegler-Otis, the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point has two operating rooms with the capability to perform almost all outpatient procedures. Surgeons are able to perform total and unicompartmental knee replacements with minimally invasive procedures. In addition to orthopedics, physicians at the surgery center perform pain management, urology, plastic surgery and ophthalmology. The surgery center was opened in 2006 and is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Carrillo Surgery Center (Santa Barbara, Calif.).
Carrillo Surgery Center was founded in 2005 by Alan Moelleken, MD, who also founded and chairs the Tri-County Spine and Orthopedic Conference. There are several procedures performed at the two-OR facility, including lower extremity surgeries, general orthopedic procedures and interventional pain management. Surgeons also perform more unique procedures in the outpatient setting, including total knee replacements, minimally invasive posterior spinal fusions with posterior/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions, sacroiliac joint fusions and cervical artificial disc replacements. Carrillo Surgery Center is accredited to keep patients for 23 hour stays, which allows for some of the more complex procedures.

Creekside Surgery Center (Anchorage, Ala.).
Creekside Surgery Center began seeing patients in November 2010 and is led by administrator Sue Sumpter. Ms. Sumpter was hired to increase patient volume in March 2011 and has since implemented a total joint replacement program at the center. She is also working to bring spine cases to the ASC as well. The surgery center has four operating rooms and 17 physician owners. In addition to orthopedics, physicians at the surgery center specialize in ENT, podiatry and pain management.

Manitowoc Surgery Center (Manitowoc, Wis.).
Surgeons perform both total knee and total hip replacement procedures at Manitowoc Surgery Center using minimally invasive techniques. The physicians of Orthopaedic Associates of Manitowoc bring their cases to the center, which is also certified for 23-hour convenience stays. For post surgical care, the center includes a rehabilitation facility. The ASC is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

Mississippi Valley Surgery Center (Davenport, Iowa).
Surgeons at Mississippi Valley Surgery Center perform total joint replacement, cervical and lumbar spine surgery and arthroscopic hand and elbow surgery. The ASC is a member of the Mississippi Valley Health Network and affiliated with the network's independent physician practices. It was opened in 1996 and supported by a small group of physicians at that time. Since then, it has grown to accommodate approximately 12,000 procedures per year and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. In addition to orthopedics, physicians perform GI, general surgery, ophthalmology and urology procedures at the center.

NorthStar Surgical Center (Lubbock, Texas).
NorthStar Surgical Center was established in 2001 by physicians in the Lubbock area. Orthopedics procedures at this Symbion center include rotator cuff repair, ACL repair, meniscus repair, lateral knee release and clavicle excision. There are 31 physician partners with the surgery center who focus on a variety of specialty procedures. Surgeons have treated a wide variety of patients at the surgery center, including professional athletes. Last year, the surgery center expanded to include total shoulder, knee and ankle replacement procedures.

Northern Wyoming Surgical Center (Cody, Wyo.).
At Northern Wyoming Surgical Center, surgeons perform total knee replacement, total hip replacement and total shoulder replacements. The surgery center has been serving its community for more than 10 years and is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. It has two operating rooms, a procedure room and capability for 23-hour stays. In addition to orthopedic joint replacements, surgeons at the center provide neurosurgery and spine care, general surgery, urology, endoscopy, ophthalmology and pain management.

Orthopedic and Sports Surgery Center (Appleton, Wis.).
The Orthopedic and Sports Surgery Center opened in 2006 and added partial knee replacements in 2008. Now, the physician owners of the surgery center also perform total joint replacements. To prepare for these procedures, a portion of the recovery space in the surgery center was converted into a 23-hour stay area for two patients. The center is owned by seven surgeons and an anesthesiologist at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley. In addition to the ASC and physicians' offices, the institute hosts an MRI, physical therapy and orthotics. The group also provides pain management and includes a podiatrist. The center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County (Newport Beach, Calif.).
The Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County is jointly owned by the Orthopedic Specialists of Southern California and Hoag Hospital, and an affiliate of Hoag Orthopedic Institute. The center was opened in 1999 and is focused on providing orthopedic and musculoskeletal care. Services at the surgery center include sports medicine, hand and wrist, foot and ankle and total joint surgery. The center includes 30 physicians.

Posada Ambulatory Surgery Center (Templeton, Calif.). Posada ASC's 12 surgeons span orthopedics, obstetric/gynecological care, ophthalmology, pain management, and general surgery — including an outpatient total joint replacement program. The center houses four operating rooms.

Surgery Center at Doral (Miami).
Surgery Center at Doral was founded in 2008 as a joint venture between Alejandro Badia, MD, and a management company. Orthopedic surgeons perform outpatient total joint replacements and small joint arthroscopy, among other procedures. There are currently four physician partners and five additional physicians operating at the surgery center. The center's orthopedic urgent care center OrthoNOW includes a therapy center and onsite MRI imaging.

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