Same-Day Total Joint Replacement

Biking, tennis, running, walking dog. Get Back to the Activities You Love, Faster

Get Back to the Activities You Love, Faster

Joint replacement surgery used to mean spending the better part of a week lying in a hospital bed, and going home with an expensive bill. But patients in the Cedar Rapids area have a better choice.

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids and Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa offer the area’s only same-day total joint replacement surgery for shoulders, hips and knees. This innovative outpatient procedure represents the greatest advancement in total joint surgeries in over 15 years. PCI’s orthopedics department provides expert surgeons and staff and Surgery Center facilities serve as a safe, non-hospital option for patients who are healthy enough for the procedure.


Meet the Physicians Who Specialize in Joint Surgeries

Dr. Jeffrey Nassif
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Dr. David Hart
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Dr. Thomas Paynter
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Ed Abodeely underwent a same-day total knee replacement surgery. Watch his story.

The Outpatient Advantage

Proven experts. In the last three years alone, our experienced doctors and surgical staff have successfully completed more than 200 of these breakthrough procedures for knees, hips and shoulders.

Lower cost. Our outpatient surgery option is more economical and has lower deductibles than inpatient hospital procedures.

Stay safe. By choosing outpatient surgery, you avoid exposure to infectious diseases sometimes associated with hospital settings.

Faster recovery. Best of all, your recovery begins immediately by using your new joint within hours of surgery, getting you back to the activities you love.


If You Can’t Ignore a Painful Joint,
Then Don’t Ignore These Facts

The experienced surgeons and staff at Surgery Center Cedar Rapids have completed more than 200 total joint replacements since 2016.

30% of patients are healthy and active enough for same-day total joint replacement.

Outpatient surgical procedures cost 30% to 40% less than a hospital setting, reducing deductibles and co-pays.

95% of joint replacement patients have a good outcome. *According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.


What’s The Difference?

Traditional Joint Replacement Surgery

Day 1

  • Admitted to hospital
  • Final health screening
  • Surgery

Day 2-4 (duration of stay varies by patient)

  • Recovery
  • Begin using replaced joint and start physical therapy
  • Discharged from hospital

Same-Day Joint Replacement Surgery

Day 1

  • Admitted to Surgery Center
  • Final health screening
  • Surgery
  • Recovery
  • Begin using replaced joint and start physical therapy at PCI
  • Discharged from PCI

Physicians Clinic logoA collaboration between PCI and Surgery Center Cedar Rapids.

Contact PCI’s orthopedic unit at (319) 398-1545 to find out if you are a candidate for same-day total joint replacement.