Nationally certified for total knee and total hip replacement surgery
There may come a time when knee or hip pain may reduce the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping or housework can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this is you, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.
Comprehensive approach to joint surgery
The Joint Surgery Institute at Somerset Medical Center is a special program that brings together a team of experienced and expert surgeons with caring and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care, and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
Nationally recognized joint surgery in NJ
Somerset Medical Center has received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for total knee and total hip replacement surgery. The medical center has also been honored with the 2011 Health Grades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence AwardTM, ranking in the top ten percent in the nation for orthopedic care.
Superior patient education for joint surgery
We believe the key to better joint surgery outcomes is a commitment to superior education for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible.
Our comprehensive approach includes:
- Engaging community outreach seminars
- A pre-op class for patients and family
- A Patient Guidebook
- Daily newsletters while in the hospital
- Educational wall displays
Dedicated care for joint surgery patients
Within our hospital, we have created a special area on our state-of-the-art John and Mary Obzansky Pavilion just for the care of our knee replacement and hip replacement patients. Our hotel-caliber patient rooms feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players and cherry wood furnishings. No hospital gowns for this crowd - you get to wear your own clothes! And family members are encouraged to participate in group activities, meals and other special events. Exercise and therapy also is provided in a group setting so that our patients can support and encourage each other on the road to recovery. New friendships are made enhancing the healing process.
Our staff has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing joint surgery. Our joint care coordinator assists with coordination of all pre-operative care and discharge planning.
Learn more about joint surgery in NJ
We know you have a choice of where to go for your procedure. Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. We have planned a number of special surprises for you to lift your spirits as you speed your way to a more active lifestyle.
Read our fact sheet, get more information, including frequently asked questions, and videos featuring our joint replacement surgeons anytime on this site or by calling 908-704-3789.