In 2019, make this the year that you say goodbye to joint pain and start living your best life.
If you are experiencing ongoing pain in your joints, don’t be afraid to reach out to an orthopedic doctor for advice. No referral is required to schedule an examination with a Capital Ortho physician. Patients are usually pleased to hear that many bone and joint procedures can be addressed and treated conservatively with physical therapy, injections, or medication.
If all conservative options have been exhausted and patients are still experiencing significant pain or discomfort, surgery is typically the right answer. Due to medical advancements in orthopedic surgical procedures over the past decade, many surgeries that required a hospital stay in the past can now be done in an outpatient setting. This option is not only more cost-efficient, but also more convenient for patients and their family members.
For these reasons, Capital Ortho is proud to say that their new Flowood campus is home to a full service surgery center. “Specialty Surgical Center is a state-of-the-art facility catering to the orthopedic needs of patients throughout the state. We offer a variety of orthopedic services, including joint replacement procedures,” said Lea Anna Burnside, surgery center director.
“Our patients now have the luxury of having all their orthopedic needs met under one roof,” said Jeff Bedford, CEO of Capital Ortho. “From clinic visits with the doctor to physical therapy or surgery, our physicians walk through the process and communicate with the patient along the way, making sure all questions are answered and the patient is comfortable with the treatment plan.”
Having an on-site surgical center and physical therapy clinic allows Capital Ortho to be more hands-on throughout the patient’s entire experience. Specifically, patients who are candidates for outpatient joint replacement surgery can expect faster recovery times than in the past. Physical therapists begin working with the patient on the day of surgery to develop an exercise plan that will help the patient regain full function of the joint as quickly as possible.
“Our innovative outpatient surgery center has four fully equipped operating rooms and offers the latest surgical technology for our patient’s orthopedic needs. Combined with personalized and professional care, our setting is designed to put patients and their family members at ease,” said Burnside. “Capital Ortho’s staff is dedicated to providing efficient, skilled, compassionate care. We provide surgical services in a cost-effective manner, and our goal is to make a positive health impact on each patient’s life.”
The team at Capital Ortho understands that there is anxiety that comes along with visiting a doctor, but their team is fully committed to making the experience as comfortable and as easy to understand as possible.
“We pride ourselves on a strong physician/patient relationship. From the check-in process to actually seeing the patient, we feel like we form a close bond with the patient as they go through their ailment, their surgery, and their recovery,” said Dr. Bradley Kellum, orthopedic surgeon at Capital Ortho, specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions.
“Our goal is to get patients back to living their best life, whether that is playing outdoors with their grandchildren, running a 5k, or throwing the winning touchdown in a football game.” said Bedford.
Don’t continue to let joint pain slow you down this year! Visit Capital Ortho for a consultation today at any of their convenient locations in Flowood, Madison, Hazlehurst, Kosciusko, or Magee and get back to living your best life! For more information, call 601-987-8200 or visit capitalortho.com.