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How to Choose a Quality Orthopedic Surgeon

Last updated 7 years ago

If you can no longer ignore that bone or joint pain, then it might be time for you to look into getting orthopedic surgery to rectify the issue.  Here are some tips on how to choose a good orthopedic surgeon to fix you up.

  • Certification

Make sure the doctor you are thinking about has a medical degree or a degree in osteopathy. Additionally, double-check that the surgeon is board certified so you know that you are dealing with a professional.

  • Get a Diagnosis

Once you have a diagnosis of your condition, you can find a surgeon who specializes in your problem. Going with a surgeon who specializes in an area is a good way to ease your fears about their ability. You won’t have to worry so much going into the hospital if you know your surgeon has a lot of experience with surgeries just like yours.

  • Have a Conversation

Talk to the surgeon before deciding to let him or her perform your surgery. If they are willing to answer your questions and try to make you feel better about your concerns, then you will be more likely to have a good experience with your surgery.

  • Ask Around

Ask your primary care doctor for some recommendations of orthopedic surgeons in your area. If they don’t specifically know of a surgeon, then they might be able to direct you toward someone who does.

It is important to find a surgeon you can trust and who makes you feel comfortable.  Memorial Hospital has a stellar Bone & Joint Center that is here to get you back on your feet.  Our surgeons use state-of-the-art technology. We also have an accredited Chest Pain Center, Spine Clinic and accredited Bariatric Surgery Center.

Come in today with your health issues. We are here to offer you the best health care around.


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