Joint Replacement at Somerset Campus

The Joint Surgery Center takes a team approach to care that is focused all around you. Learn more about what to expect throughout each phase of your surgery and recovery from our team.

Nationally certified for total knee and total hip replacement surgery

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.

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.

Nationally recognized joint surgery in NJ

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for total knee and total hip replacement surgery. The hospital has also been honored with the 2011 Health Grades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™, ranking in the top ten percent in the nation for orthopedic care.

Superior patient education 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.

Joint Surgery Center: Hip to be Squared
Linda Kelly, 58, of Jersey City, is walking pain-free for the first time in years, after undergoing double hip replacement surgery at RobertWood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Read More

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.

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Engaging community outreach seminars
  • A pre-op class for patients and family
  • A Patient Guidebook
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital
  • Educational wall displays

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 as 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.

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Patient Stories

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

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  • “That’s just the kind of person I am. You can’t knock me down.”

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  • “If I’m still kicking in 20 years, I’ll be doing it at the ballet barre.”

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