Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care

Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care

The Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at St. Mary’s Medical Center is dedicated to healing patients who require more specialized orthopedic care. Our center features specially-trained physicians, along with a multidisciplinary team that includes: dedicated nurses, rehabilitation therapists, discharge planners and pain management specialists.

The experts at our Spine & Orthopedic Center are able to provide care in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of bone, muscle, tendon and joint disorders for every member of your family. Using advanced technology and treatment options, our program is individualized and designed to fit each patient’s needs and goals.

Prior to admission, patients will experience one-on-one pre-operative education to help prepare for their visit, and we offer discharge education to explain the necessary steps for at-home healing. While visiting St. Mary’s, our dedicated patient navigator is committed to helping ensure a pleasant hospital stay for patients and visitors. Additionally, we provide a comfortable setting in a private room with specially prepared meals and internet access. Upon request, accommodations are available for a support “coach” throughout the patient’s admission.

The Institute for Advanced Orthopedics Offers a Full Spectrum of Orthopedic Care and Provides:

  • Board-certified specialists
  • 3D full body imaging
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Scoliosis treatments
  • Sports medicine
  • Limb lengthening
  • Knee/hip/shoulder replacement
  • Additional orthopedic corrections

    The Next Best Thing to Healing at Home

    For adult patients requiring a hospital stay after surgery, the Surgical Special Care Unit helps make recovering easier by combining exceptional nursing care with a comfortable atmosphere. To help provide a resort-like environment, patients will have access to flat screen TVs, contemporary furnishings, wireless internet access, personal safes and refrigerators, handicap-accessible showers and more.

    Additionally, our Orthopedic Concierge works with patients and their healthcare providers to coordinate hospital care. If necessary, we can also obtain special equipment and schedule physical and occupational therapy to help support your healing process.

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    Orthopedic Patient Navigator

    At the Joint Replacement Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center, we want to help make your surgery experience as easy as possible. Our dedicated Orthopedic Patient Navigator, Dede Abbate, RN, BSN,  will be by our patients’ side every step of the way to:

    • Personalize the registration process
    • Educate patients and families on what to expect before, during and after surgery
    • Provide a tour of the Surgical Special Care Unit
    • Perform routine follow-ups throughout your hospital stay and after discharge

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