Total Joint Center of Excellence
Advanced Total Knee and Hip Certification

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown proudly holds the highest level of recognition from The Joint Commission – the Advanced Total Knee and Hip Certification. As one of the select few hospitals to achieve this prestigious designation, we stand as the ultimate destination for Total Joint Replacement. This certification signifies our unwavering commitment to evidence-based clinical excellence and sets us apart in the field of orthopedic care.

Our dedication extends beyond traditional standards, emphasizing a comprehensive continuum of care that spans from pre-surgery consultations to rehabilitation and follow-up visits. In collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, we guarantee the utmost in orthopedic care. Choose Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown with confidence, knowing that you are selecting a Center of Excellence with the highest level of Advanced Total Knee and Hip Certification – a testament to our commitment to superior patient outcomes and care.

Same Day Joint Replacement

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown offers same day joint replacement surgery for eligible patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery and total knee replacement surgery. This new and innovative approach means patients can have surgery one morning and go home that same day.

Recognized by its commitment to service and quality, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown provides a patient-centered and compassionate approach to help you return to a healthy and active lifestyle. Our team of therapists, nurses, and surgeons are dedicated to caring for you every step of the way to ensure you are on the road to a new and healthier you.

In the past, joint replacement patients typically would spend three to four days in the hospital or even longer. But thanks to advances in joint replacement and pain management, patients can go home the same day of surgery. Now a patient’s rehabilitation begins within hours after surgery. If your surgeon and therapist determine it would be better for you to stay with us overnight following your surgery, our team of caregivers will continue to help you on your road to recovery on our inpatient unit.

Same Day Joint Replacement: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown

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Benefits of Same Day Total Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Rapid Recovery
  • Recovering in the Comfort of Your Own Home
  • Sleep in your own bed that night
  • Better outcomes as a result of your early mobility
Candidates for Same Day Joint Replacement

Patients who may qualify for same day joint replacement surgery, including those who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have a healthy body mass
  • Ages – Generally younger than 65
  • A person that is motivated and has a good support team at home
  • Take a pre-operative training class and review educational materials
  • Have discussed one day joint replacement discharge with their surgeon
Suffering from Arthritis?

Are you suffering from Arthritis, or do you think you may be? Click here to visit the Arthritis Foundation website. Here, they will answer questions such as:

  • What is Arthritis?
  • What are the symptoms of Arthritis?
  • When is it time to see a doctor for joint pain?
  • and more.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown offers robot-assisted joint surgery services, including:

  • The Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System, which enables a more predictable surgical experience when performing joint replacement surgery.
  • The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution that simplifies knee replacement surgery by providing valuable insights, versatile execution, and verified performance designed to deliver efficiency for surgeons and optimize patient outcomes.

Robotic surgery – also called robot-assisted surgery – is a proven technique in which a surgeon performs surgery using a computer console to control very small instruments and a high-resolution camera attached to robotic arms. Click here to learn more.