Orthopaedic Surgeon Jared T. Roberts, M.D., of The Bone & Joint Center of Albany, NY, has successfully performed the first outpatient total hip replacement procedures at Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center. These procedures are the first of their kind to be done in a freestanding ambulatory surgery center within the Capital Region, Saratoga County and northeastern New York State. MVP Health Care and Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center have partnered to allow total hips, knees and shoulders as outpatients for selected MVP patients.
"We are the first in the Capital Region to do this surgery separate from a hospital," Dr. Roberts said. "The fact is that many patients within the Baby Boomer population are more active and more fit than previous generations, even as they begin to develop arthritis. Outpatient total joint replacement is a great option for them. In addition, progressive insurance companies such as MVP Health Care are calling for improved outcomes at reduced costs. Performing total joint replacements in a state-of-the-art facility with a high quality orthopaedic group at The Bone and Joint Center fits that model perfectly."
"MVP Health Care partners with health care providers to offer our members more treatment options," said Dr. Carl Cameron, vice president of medical affairs at MVP Health Care. “We are always looking for opportunities to make high-quality care as convenient and affordable as possible. This new partnership with Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center for outpatient total hip, knee & shoulder replacement procedures is an excellent example of how providers and insurers together can make a positive impact on the health care system, and in the lives of those we serve."
About Capital Region Orthopaedic Group: Since 1963, the surgeons and physicians of the Bone and Joint Center have strived for exceptional orthopaedic care for every patient. In addition to general and non-operative orthopaedics, they collectively offer specialty evaluation and treatment, including surgical treatment, of the gamut of orthopaedic acute and chronic problems. Sub-specialty expertise includes sports medicine, joint replacement, fracture care, arthritis care and trauma, among others.
About Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC: Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC is a specialized state-of-the-art facility that provides orthopaedic surgical and pain management services. Our center, which opened its doors in November 2000, is fully equipped with six operating rooms. The center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the nation's organization of outpatient facilities. Our surgery center is committed to provide the highest standard of surgical care in a professional, compassionate, and considerate manner specific to the individual needs of our patients.
About MVP Health Care: MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. For more information, visit www.mvphealthcare.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mvphealthcare, and on Twitter at @MVPHealthCare.
Watch Dr. Roberts and his patient discuss this milestone procedure on WRGB News.