How to Choose The Best Hip Replacement Surgeon 

Best Hip Replacement Surgeon 

How to Choose The Best Hip Replacement Surgeon , Knee and Shoulder InstituteYour choice of a hip replacement surgeon will be a decision you probably live with for the rest of your life. A successful surgery will eliminate your hip joint problems and pain, and restore your confidence for years to come.  

On the other hand, with an inexperienced surgeon, your chances of a less satisfactory outcome increase, particularly for this type of an intricate and advanced procedure.  

Thomas & Bigler Knee & Shoulder Institute, led by board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven C. Thomas and Dr. Gregory T. Bigler, provides hip replacement surgery to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mesquite, NV.  

Do You Feel Comfortable with the Surgeon? 

You need to pay attention to how your hip replacement surgeon and their support team make you feel. It is best to select a surgeon whom you feel comfortable with and trust completely with your safety and results. Seek answers to these questions:  

  • Does the surgeon have a proven track record of success in complex orthopedic procedures?  
  • Is the surgeon willing to listen to my concerns and empathize with me?  
  • Do I feel confident of asking any questions from the surgeon about their background or about the procedure?
  • Am I prepared to disclose my medical history and habits to the surgeon? 

Consider this Checklist for Finding the Right Surgeon 

  • Are you board certified in orthopedic surgery? 
  • How long have you been practicing? 
  • How many orthopedic surgeries have you performed until now? 
  • May I see before and after photographs of your past patients? 
  • Will hip replacement help me achieve my goals? 
  • Am I a good candidate for hip replacement surgery?  
  • What are my options if I’m dissatisfied with the final results? 
  • Will your staff assist me with insurance documentation?  
  • Where will you perform my surgery? 
  • What are the potential risks and complications? 
  • What will be the recovery process? 

These are just a few questions, but based on the surgeon’s answers, be prepared to ask any follow-up questions you may have. Be diligent and curious during your pre-operative consultation. 

Do Your Own Research 

Familiarize yourself with hip replacement surgery by reading about it on reliable medical websites. Prior to your appointment, check out the surgeon’s website to learn about their qualifications and experience and the kind of procedures they undertake. 

If necessary, note down your questions and concerns and carry the list with you to your first appointment with the surgeon. When you are well-informed and prepared, you can have a more productive consultation and arrive at a better decision about your hip replacement surgery and the choice of a surgeon. 

Other Requests to Make  

You may request your surgeon to provide you with a quick office tour, if you wish to familiarize yourself with their office and staff. Ask for patient testimonials to know about the experience of other patients with the surgeon and their practice. Discuss frankly about the costs, payment methods, and financing options as necessary. 

Board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Thomas and Dr. Bigler receive patients from Las Vegas, Nevada as well as greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mesquite, NV for hip replacement surgery.  

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about the Knee and Shoulder Institute procedures & treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada board-certified surgeons Steven C. Thomas, MD and Gregory T. Bigler, MD. Contact the office today click here.

Serving patients from and around greater Las Vegas, Lake Havasu, Bullhead City, Mesquite, Pahrump, Nevada.

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