All-Star Total Joint Center
Innovations in Surgery
The All-Star Total Joint Center at Lee Memorial Hospital features a seasoned staff of nurses, physical therapists, case managers, local orthopedic surgeons and more.
The Center has a baseball theme, and patients are encouraged to wear shorts and T-shirts instead of gowns. Patients receive a newsletter each morning detailing the day's activities. They eat their meals together and participate in group physical therapy.
The All-Star Total Joint Center covers all of the bases for patients, beginning with a preoperative class about the procedure, where each patient receives a Total Joint Replacement Guidebook with information about their surgery. After discharge, each patient receives a follow-up phone call to check on his or her progress. Six to eight weeks after discharge patients and their family members are invited to a "reunion" lunch where they have the opportunity to talk about their experience.
Dr. Omar Benitex and D. Paul Bretton discuss the use of the da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive prostate surgery.
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