Surgeons from the region’s most preferred orthopedic practice — Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron — are offering outpatient joint replacement. Performed at the practice’s on-site Blue Water Surgery Center, the region’s most awarded surgery center, outpatient joint replacement allows patients who meet specific criteria to recover at home the same day as their procedure. Patients who would like to learn more or schedule an appointment at the practice’s office at 940 River Centre Drive in Port Huron are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900.
Performed by specialty-trained and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons from Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron at the state-of-the-art Blue Water Surgery Center — ranked No. 1 out of all AMSURG centers by Press Ganey as well as No. 1 in the 2018 top 10 listing for patient experience centers — outpatient joint replacement procedures offer the following benefits:
- Lower cost compared to hospital-based procedures.
- No overnight stay — patients go home the same day.
- Quicker recovery time.
- Reduced risk of infection from the hospital environment.
- The ability to recover from the comfort of home.
“At Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, we’re committed to offering the most cost-effective, high-quality care our patients need to get back to a life renewed,” says fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon Dr. Scott Heithoff. “As part of that commitment, our outpatient joint replacement team has completed additional training in minimally invasive techniques so we can provide this innovative treatment option to help our patients return to their active lifestyles quickly and safely.”
Dr. Heithoff received his medical degree from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed an internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Michigan, then received advanced fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. Dr. Heithoff is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he is the chief of the department of orthopedics at McLaren Port Huron Hospital.
For more information about outpatient joint replacement or to schedule an appointment at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900.