Surgery should generally be the last option when it comes to orthopedic care. But, when all other non-surgical options have been explored and conservative measures are no longer helpful, surgical intervention can be what Dr. Callahan recommends.
Patients are often surprised to learn the majority of Dr. Callahan‘s surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. Extensive research has determined that the majority of orthopedic patients recover better at home and are happier when able to check out sooner following a procedure.
Minimally-Invasive Surgical Approach
The less invasive nature of Dr. Callahan‘s surgical techniques and the highly-controlled environment results in little blood loss. Also, the patient is under anesthesia for less time, resulting in a better recovery. There is less risk of infection, increased patient satisfaction, and higher quality outcomes based on function and pain with a home recovery. The majority of patients walk out of the surgery center and are home the same day. Dr. Callahan was trained in one of the highest volume outpatient joint replacements centers in the United States and his surgical techniques are widely respected by his peers.
“We make knee and hip surgeries as easy as possible for patients at Cleveland Hip and Knee Institute,” says Dr. Callahan.
Having outpatient surgery and home physical therapy rehabilitation saves patients considerable time and money. For rehab, each patient uses an innovative mobile app created by Dr. Callahan‘s partner, Reuben Gobezie, MD. The app, PT Genie, is a system that gives patients the convenience of exercising from home along with daily guidance from their care team. This interactive, digital PT program helps patients recover faster and with less pain.
Most patients are back to doing the things they love within 6-12 weeks after the procedure. Dr. Callahan sees patients both at 6 and 12 months post surgery. Recovery is individual, but the improvements will continue for patients up to a year after the surgery.
Although many surgeries are performed as outpatient at Cleveland Hip and Knee Institute, the outpatient experience is not for everyone. Patients with complicated medical histories may not qualify. It is also important for the patient to have sufficient family or social support at home and have realistic expectations of some pain and discomfort despite reasonable pain-relief strategies. Dr. Callahan carefully consults with each patient on their health thoroughly, gives a physical examination and a review of imaging studies to determine the procedure and care plan that will work best for them.
You can learn more about Dr. Callahan at clevelandhipandknee.com, or schedule a consultation by calling his Beachwood office at 800-HIP-7485.