Outpatient Total Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing
Dr. Su has been instrumental in optimizing the current Hospital for Special Surgery postoperative pathways for total hip replacement and hip resurfacing for an outpatient procedure. With the cooperation of nurses, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, and physician assistants, we have created a pathway that allows selected patients go home on the same day as their surgical procedure.
Patients must fulfill certain criteria, be motivated to go home on the same day, and have minimal other medical issues. If you meet these criteria, you may be a candidate to be discharged home on the same day of surgery and complete the recovery at home.
We would set up services at your home, including a visiting nurse and physical therapist, to visit in the days after your discharge from the hospital. If the hospital staff (or you) do not feel that you can be safely discharged home on the same day of surgery, then we will advise you to spend the night at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Many patients have inquired about going home on the day of surgery, sleeping in their own bed, and recovering at home. Please ask Dr. Su if you are interested in this option.