What questions should you ask your orthopedic surgeon before hip replacement surgery? 

Orthopedic surgeon hip replacement questions

What questions should you ask your orthopedic surgeon before hip replacement surgery? , TPL Orthopedics and Sports MedicineYour choice of an orthopedic surgeon for your hip replacement surgery is a decision that you will probably live with for the rest of your life. The single most important factor that will influence the final outcome of your hip replacement surgery is the skill and experience of the operating surgeon.  

A highly qualified and trained orthopedic surgeon with thorough knowledge of the hip procedures will be able to successfully eliminate your hip joint problems and pain, while restoring your function and personal confidence for years to come.  

On the other hand, if you work with a less trained or less experienced orthopedic surgeon for an advanced procedure such as hip replacement, your risk of not achieving the most satisfactory outcomes could increase. Board certified orthopedic surgeons at Thomas & Bigler Knee & Shoulder Institute provide reliable and proven orthopedic surgery to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mesquite, NV.  

Clarify Your Doubts during the Consultation 

The initial consultation with an orthopedic surgeon will give you an opportunity to clear all your doubts and concerns. A dedicated surgeon will encourage you to ask questions and provide you thorough and accurate answers. Once you have clarity about the surgeon’s skills and capabilities as well as about the hip replacement surgery, you can make a more confident and informed decision.  

Patients who understand exactly what the hip replacement surgery will entail, have trust in their surgeon’s abilities, and keep realistic expectations are likely to achieve most satisfying results from their procedure. Therefore, make the most of your pre-operative consultation with the surgeon.  

It is best to prepare a list of your questions in advance and carry the list with you to the surgeon’s office. This will ensure that none of your pertinent questions gets missed out.  

Questions to Ask 

  • Are you board certified in orthopedic surgery? 
  • How many years of training and experience do you have in orthopedic procedures? 
  • Have you performed hip surgeries in the past, and what is your success rate in this procedure? 
  • Will you recommend general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia for my surgery? 
  • How long with the procedure take inside the operating room? 
  • Will you perform the hip replacement surgery at a hospital or an accredited surgery center?  
  • What type of surgical technique will be involved in my hip replacement, and is it possible to make the procedure less invasive? 
  • How long will it take to recover completely after hip replacement? 
  • Will I require rehab and physical therapy after the surgery? 
  • Are there any potential risks involved in the procedure which I should know about?  
  • How much will my hip replacement surgery cost, and will your office guide or support me with the insurance requirements?  
  • Do you have a policy for revision surgeries if any problem occurs with my hip replacement surgery?

Board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven C. Thomas and Dr. Gregory T. Bigler receive patients from Las Vegas, Nevada as well as greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mesquite, NV for the latest procedures in orthopedic surgery. 

Contact Board Certified Surgeons Dr. Bigler or Dr. Thomas at the Knee and Shoulder Institute in Las Vegas, NV to Schedule an Appointment:

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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