Houston Physicians’ Hospital Takes Joint Replacement to the Next Level

August 31st, 2020

Houston Physicians’ Hospital’s Joint Solutions Center is dedicated to helping you feel the joy of movement again. As an award-winning facility with some of the first technology of its kind offered in the Houston Bay Area, their team of knowledgeable and highly trained physicians and staff are committed to providing an unparalleled, unique patient experience.

Dr. Dan O’Neill, Orthopedic Surgeon, says “the Joint Solutions Center at Houston Physicians’ Hospital provides the most comfortable recovery in the most efficient fashion of any joint program existing today. Everyone involved with the Joint Solutions Center from Stephanie Stinson, JSC Program Manager, to the inpatient unit staff, OR staff and physical therapists are all unified in achieving superlative outcomes.”

The Joint Solutions Center is truly a one-of-a-kind program that is dedicated to delivering an experience like no other. You can expect an individualized plan with a joint care coordinator, access to robotic surgery, pre-operative classes, and community experiences such as reunion lunches, group therapy and a space-theme competition between patients post-operatively. Every physician with the Joint Solutions Center is board certified in orthopedic surgery and performs joint replacement procedures with some of the most advanced equipment and technology, allowing the people of the Houston Bay Area to get the expert care they need without traveling far from home.

The Data

The team at the Joint Solutions Center at Houston Physicians’ Hospital “utilizes evidence-based protocols that were developed collaboratively with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and physical therapists,” said Dr. Anthony Melillo, Orthopedic Surgeon. “We continually enhance our program with a patient-centric approach. We invite patients back and incorporate their feedback to help us improve the program.” As a result, Houston Physicians’ Hospital is now performing the most joint replacements in the Clear Lake area.

The Joint Solutions Center focuses on every point of care and it has industry leading outcomes and data to prove it. Averaging over 600 joint replacement procedures yearly, commitment and teamwork are the core elements that have created their patient-centric approach to care with award-winning results. During their hospital stay patients walk an average of 230 feet the first time they get up to walk, which is usually less than 4 hours after surgery. Ninety-eight percent of Joint Solutions Center patients are discharged home after their hospitalization and less than 1 percent of the joint program patients experience complications.

Program results have made it easy for Houston Physicians’ Hospital’s orthopedic surgeons to become known as some of the best trained surgeons available. The patient satisfaction of the Joint Solutions Center has created such word-of-mouth marketing that our joint volume continues to increase every year – making our joint program the busiest in the Houston Bay Area.

Houston Physicians Hospital “attracts the best clinicians and surgeons,” said Dr. OmkarDave’, Orthopedic Surgeon. “The brainpower, clinical acumen and sheer surgical ability that is collectively seen in my fellow physicians at the Joint Solutions Center is commendable. We work together as a family to help each other and become better surgeons for our patients.”

Mako Robot

Houston Physicians’ Hospital was the first facility to have the Mako Robot in Southeast Houston for hip and knee surgery. Over the years joint replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements, Robotics is a demonstration of Houston Physicians’ Hospital’s commitment to superior orthopedic outcomes. Several orthopedic physicians utilize the Mako Robot at Houston Physicians’ Hospital, which provides precision planning, rapid recovery and a shorter hospital stay for patients. It is the most accurate and personalized approach possible to hip and knee replacement surgery.

Elizabeth Tauriello & Drew Adams, PT Tech.

Award-Winning Care

With a focus on excellence, Houston Physicians’ Hospital achieved Healthgrades 2020 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and is among the top 15 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient experience for two years in a row.

Houston Physicians’ Hospital earned a 5-star rating for patient experience from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and is one of only two in the Houston area to achieve such designation.

It is the first facility in Houston to earn Hip and Knee Replacement Certification from DNV and was recognized as a Center of Distinction by Stryker and recognized in the top 75th percentile for Joint Replacement for Clinical, Operations and Patient Satisfaction.

Houston Physicians’ Hospital obtained ISO-9001 certification, and was recognized as a Houston Chronicle Top Workplace in 2017.

Walter Taylor and Cody Pena, PTA.

The Culture

“I choose Houston Physicians’ Hospital simply because it offers the best in joint replacement care from beginning to end and brings hope for a healthier tomorrow for all of our patients,” states Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Terry Siller.

The team at Houston Physicians’ Hospital Joint Solutions Center is dedicated to providing compassionate care with a patient-centered focus that will get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. Which is why many patients find the value of aligning with physicians affiliated with Houston Physicians’ Hospital.

“I choose to work at HPH because EVERY employee shares our vision. Our hospital is more than just a place to work for us. We are a family. Our hospital provides top tier care, in a family atmosphere environment, where patient safety is our top priority. Our surgeons embrace and share the same passion for quality outcomes,” said Joint Solutions Center Program Manager, Stephanie Stinson, RN.

As a physician-owned hospital specializing in surgical services, including joint, spine, sports medicine and robotic surgery, Houston Physicians’ Hospital has a vision to be the healthcare provider where physicians choose to practice, patients want to receive care, and employees prefer to work.

Patient Testimonials

Retired U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) Lieutenant Colonel Joe Stepp says “on a scale of 1-10, I’d rate the Doctors, Nurses & Staff of the Joint Solutions Center at a 10! They’re the best!”

John Evans recently had his right knee replaced and had to remain in the facility over his birthday. Due to the recent pandemic, visitors weren’t allowed. Evans states, “The hospital staff took it upon themselves to help me celebrate by bringing in cake and singing to me, while also allowing my family to come to the exterior window with signs and balloons. The nursing staff took pictures to help me capture the moment. The hospitality at Houston Physicians’ Hospital was wonderful and unlike anything I have ever experienced!”

”From the moment you walk through the doors on your day of surgery, you’re met and cared for by people who are the best in their field. You cannot beat the top notch quality of a 5-Star hospital like HPH.  They just do the little things that mean a lot so well”, said Stepp.

“I’m extremely satisfied with my procedure outcome and very grateful that I chose the medical professionals and facility that I did. I would absolutely recommend the Joint Solutions Center at Houston Physicians’ Hospital to family and friends and I will definitely be returning if needed in the future”, states Evans.

To learn more or find a physician, go to www.houstonphysicianshospital.com, call 281-940-3102, email [email protected].

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