BRADENTON, Fla. — Joint replacement specialist Dr. Alan L. Valadie recently performed Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Pain Management’s (CoastalOrthopedics.com) 100th outpatient joint replacement procedure.
Dr. Valadie performed an outpatient total hip replacement on a patient who is now doing well. The practice has been performing joint replacement surgery for over 30 years, currently performing nearly 1,000 of these procedures annually. Only recently has this been available in properly selected patients to be done as a same-day, outpatient procedure.
“The fact that we’ve completed 100 outpatient joint replacements over the last two years is a testament to Coastal Orthopedics’ skilled physicians who are willing to embrace innovative new techniques,” Dr. Valadie said. “We’ve earned the trust of the community, and patients seek us out as a practice known for improving lives by using the latest technology.”
Coastal Orthopedics started performing outpatient total joint replacements at one of their two surgery centers in 2013. The Surgery Center at Pointe West opened in 1998 near Blake Medical Center, and the East Surgery Center opened in 2009 in Lakewood Ranch.
Before innovative technology allowed Coastal Orthopedics to offer outpatient total joint replacements at their surgery centers, all patients had to have the surgeries at a hospital. While the majority of patients undergoing this life-changing procedure are still best suited to have their surgery at the hospital, more and more are able to consider going straight home to recover after the procedure.
Both centers offer same-day surgery and state-of-the-art equipment allowing Coastal Orthopedics physicians to provide cutting-edge, effective treatments.
About Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 15 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with Blake Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. In addition to three offices and two ambulatory surgery centers each serving Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system. For more than 40 years, our highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care including sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation. Patients can experience restoration of function both surgically and non-surgically through the use of physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections and stretching. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.