Joint Replacement at Somerset Campus

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There may come a time when knee or hip pain may reduce the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping or housework can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this is you, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.

The Joint Surgery Center takes a team approach to care that is focused around you. You will know what expect throughout each phase of your surgery and recovery.

Comprehensive Approach to Joint Surgery

The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is a special program that brings together a team of experienced and expert surgeons with caring and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care, and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.

Our Joint Surgery Program features:

  • A Joint Care Coordinator, a registered nurse who facilitates all aspects of patients’ care
  • Pre-operative education classes to help you prepare for surgery and your recovery
  • Orthopedic surgeons who have extensive experience performing total hip and total knee replacement surgery, including anterior hip replacement surgery
  • A standardized approach to care by all of its joint surgeons to ensure the highest quality care
  • A dedicated operating room (OR) nursing team that specializes in the care of joint surgery patients
  • An opioid-free pain relief system
  • Inpatient care in the John and Mary Obzansky Orthopedic Pavilion, which has 13 private rooms dedicated to our joint surgery patients. Nurses on the unit are specially trained in caring for joint surgery patients. Each room has a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, phone and refrigerator.
  • Physical therapy, which begins on your day of surgery and includes group sessions in our rehab gym located in our Orthopedic Pavilion. Most patients go directly home from the hospital after just one day. We have five convenient physical therapy locations throughout Central New Jersey where you can continue your therapy after discharge.
  • Case management services to assist in preparing for your return home
  • An on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy which can fill your prescriptions and bring them to you before you leave the hospital

Nationally Certified for Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery. It is 5-star rated for Outpatient Total Hip Replacement by Healthgrades.

Superior Patient Eucation for Joint Surgery

We believe the key to better joint surgery outcomes is a commitment to superior education for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible.

Our educational approach includes:

  • Engaging community outreach seminars
  • A pre-op class for patients and family
  • A Patient Guidebook
  • Educational wall displays

Dr. Stephen Kayiaros, Orthopedic Surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s New Brunswick and Somerset campuses and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discusses the anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery and its benefits for patients.

    Dedicated Care for Joint Surgery Patients

    Within our hospital, we have created a special area on our state-of-the-art John and Mary Obzansky Pavilion just for the care of our knee replacement and hip replacement patients. Our hotel-caliber patient rooms feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players and cherry wood furnishings. No hospital gowns for this crowd - you get to wear your own clothes! And family members are encouraged to participate in group activities, meals and other special events.

    Exercise and therapy also is provided in a group setting so that our patients can support and encourage each other on the road to recovery. New friendships are made enhancing the healing process.

    Our staff has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing joint surgery. Our joint care coordinator assists with coordination of all pre-operative care and discharge planning.

    Learn More About Joint Surgery in NJ

    We know you have a choice of where to go for your procedure. Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and as comfortable possible. We have planned a number of special surprises for you to lift your spirits as you speed your way to a more active lifestyle.

    For more information about RWJUH Somerset’s Joint Surgery Program, call our Joint Care Coordinator at 908-704-3789 or request an appointment today.

    Patient Stories

    • “I love the people at the Joint Surgery Center. Going there is like coming home.”

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