Day Kimball Hospital provides exceptional orthopedic surgery, complemented by comprehensive and supportive wrap-around care both before and after surgery to ensure you of the best possible outcome and quickest possible recovery.
We provide a complete array of orthopedic surgical care, including: hip and knee replacement utilizing Mako robotic arm-assisted technology; spine care and surgery; hand, elbow and shoulder surgery; and foot and ankle surgery.
It's your choice where you have your surgery performed. Tell your primary care provider or specialist you choose Day Kimball Hospital.
Our supportive care and education both before and after orthopedic surgery helps to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery involves making a small incision near the damaged joint and inserting an arthroscope to see inside. An arthroscope is like a tiny telescope with a light and video camera. While viewing the area magnified on a monitor, the surgeon is able to identify and repair the damaged area. This is usually a one-day surgery.
The ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is one of four main ligaments in the knee. ACL reconstruction is performed when the ACL has suffered a major or complete tear. During the surgery, a graft is used to replace the ACL. The procedure is often done arthroscopically (using a tiny telescope with a light and video camera), but may also be done as a traditional open surgery. It may be done under either regional or general anesthesia. Arthroscopic ACL surgery is usually a one-day surgery, requiring no overnight stay in the hospital. The recovery time after ACL surgery is significant, however, ranging from four to six months, and requires rehabilitative therapy.
A bunion is an abnormal bony bump that develops at the base of a toe where it joins the foot. Bunions can be extremely painful. A bunionectomy involves making an incision at the top or side of the toe and removing that portion of the metatarsal head that is affected. (Metatarsals are the five long bones that run the length of the foot, attaching to the phalanx, or toe bones, at their heads.) The procedure is usually done with a local anesthetic; a sedative may also be given. It is a one-day surgery performed through ourACU.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
The carpal tunnel is a small space in your wrist through which your median nerve and several tendons run, from your arm to your hand. When the carpal tunnel is made smaller due to swelling or other injury, this can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is pain, tingling and other problems in your hand. When the damage is severe or the condition has not responded to non-surgical treatments, surgery may be performed to reduce the pressure in the median nerve and relieve symptoms. During the surgery, the ligament that forms the top of the carpal tunnel is cut to provide more space for the median nerve. This can be done by traditional open surgery, or with endoscopic surgery, which involves making a smaller incision and working with an endoscope (a thin, flexible, lighted viewing instrument) to view the surgical site and make the repairs. This is a one-day procedure performed through our ACU.
Podiatric (Foot) Surgeries
One-day surgery for a variety of other foot problems not listed on this page is also available through our ACU.
Spine (back and neck) Care and Surgery
We offer a variety of treatment options for those suffering from back or neck pain, including pain management and physical therapy. But when non-surgical approaches don’t alleviate your pain and surgery becomes necessary, you can rest assured that we provide the highest possible level of care. Spine surgery is performed to treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the back and neck, such as bulging discs, degenerative and arthritic conditions of the spine, fractures, narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), abnormal growths (tumors) and infection (abscess). Our associated spine surgeon is an expert in performing the latest, safest and least invasive techniques for back and neck surgery using the latest equipment available.
Total Hip and Knee Replacement
Our comprehensive hip and knee replacement program utilizes Mako robotic arm-assisted technology and is nationally distinguished for its quality of care and outcomes. Day Kimball Hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement and has also been named a BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center and a Cigna Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacement. Our unique Joint Academy helps our joint replacement patients know what to expect and how to prepare in order to have the best possible experience and recovery. We also maintain the lowest rate of complications for these surgeries among all hospitals in the region.
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Total Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder replacement surgery involves replacing the ends of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder bone) with an artificial surface lined with metal or plastic and metal. This is done under general anesthesia and requires an inpatient hospital stay. As with our hip and knee replacement surgeries, our team of orthopedic surgeons, nurses and physical therapists will continue to work with you during your post-surgical recovery to ensure the best possible results and to maximize your physical potential after recovery.
Traumatic Injury Repair (bone fractures, muscle and tendon injuries)
Our team of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons is available to treat and repair a myriad of traumatic bone, muscle and tendon injuries.
Please note that billing for surgical procedures will be submitted to your insurance carrier by more than one party; the physician’s practice for surgical services, Day Kimball Hospital for facility services and North American Partners for Anesthesia (NAPA) for anesthesiology services (if applicable). Please check with your insurance carrier for details about your specific coverage, copays, deductibles and any prior authorization requirements. If you have questions about your Day Kimball Hospital bill or need help paying for care, please contact our team of financial counselors. See our billing page for more information.
Surgical Care: Important Patient Instructions and Information
Surgical Care: Mako Robotic Technology for Hips & Knees
Day Kimball Hospital: Ambulatory Care Unit
Day Kimball Hospital: Brousseau Surgical Suite
Day Kimball Hospital: Medical/Surgical Inpatient Unit
Day Kimball Hospital: Admissions Information
Day Kimball Hospital: Campus Map and Directory
Support Groups (See “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” Program )
Orthopedic surgeries at Day Kimball Hospital are performed by and scheduled through our associated surgeons' offices.