Fort Lauderdale Outpatient Surgical Services
Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers outpatient surgical services
Outpatient Surgical Services Overview
Outpatient surgery means you will go home the same day as your scheduled surgical procedure. This can be performed either at an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) or at a hospital based on your insurance and overall medical health. Our outpatient services include bone, joint, tendon and ligament surgical procedures, from the minimally invasive to more complex procedures, such as total knee, shoulder and hip replacements. ASCs generally cost less than a hospital and are generally less stressful on the patient. At Fort Lauderdale Ortho, your care and health is our primary focus. Having options for outpatient surgery, ensures our patients the safest, most convenient, and cost efficient surgical management.
What Conditions May Benefit From Outpatient Care?
Frequently Asked Questions
When you have a surgical procedure and go home later that same day, we call it outpatient surgery. A rotator cuff repair, for example, may be an outpatient surgery.
It can depend on the procedure, but for many people, they can go home between 1-4 hours after their surgery.
You should plan to take the day off work for most surgeries, even those that just require local anesthetic with minimal sedation. Depending on the nature of your procedure, you may also need additional time to recover and should discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor.
In some cases, yes – physical therapy is a common practice after a surgical procedure. After a surgery, getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility to return comes with time and is part of the overall process toward recovery. Your specific post operative rehabilitation needs will be addressed by your surgeon.