Same-Day Total Joint Replacement

Ed Abodeely underwent a same-day total knee replacement surgery. Watch his story.

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.

Physicians Clinic logoSurgery 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 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.

What’s The Difference?

Traditional Joint Replacement Surgery

Day 1

Admitted to hospital
Final health screening

Day 2-4*

Begin using replaced joint and start physical therapy
Discharged from hospital


*duration of stay varies by patient

Same-Day Joint Replacement Surgery

Day 1

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


The Outpatient Advantage

  • Stay safe. Top surgeons perform your surgery away from the health risks associated with a hospital setting.
  • Get back to normal faster. A great option for the 30% of patients who are healthy and active enough for this type of procedure. You kickstart your recovery by using your new joint within hours of surgery and get to sleep in your own bed that night.
  • Work with the best. Our expert surgical teams have performed over 60 procedures together over the past two years. 
  • Lower your co-payment. For some insurers, procedures at ambulatory surgery centers like ours are less expensive than hospitals.

Interested in learning more about same-day total joint replacement surgeries for shoulders, hips and knees?

Contact our Orthopedic Screening Nurse at 319-558-4829 to learn more.