Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap and Dr. Thomas Helpenstell of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are performing outpatient joint replacements at the Olympia Surgery Center. In a traditional joint replacement surgery, the patient stays in the hospital for several days before going home. However, in an outpatient joint replacement, the patient is able to go home just hours after surgery.
Advantages of outpatient joint replacements:
- Allow the patient to heal in the comfort of his or her own home
- Reduce the risk of infection from the hospital environment
- Reduced cost
The surgeons of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates began performing outpatient joint replacements last year and have performed over 100 procedures already.
To schedule an appointment with one of our joint replacement surgeons, call (360) 709-6230.