Surgery & Care
The Risks associated with surgery are greatly reduced when you choose a surgeon who has been thoroughly trained to do the type of surgery you need, and who has plenty of experience doing it. Dr. Pontius is a specialized orthopaedic surgeon who has performed literally hundreds, if not thousands, of surgeries during his 20 years of surgical experience.
Dr. Pontius will work with you to determine whether or not surgery is the right option for you. If surgery is necessary, you can expect the highest degree of patient care every step of the way. Dr. Pontius also utilizes the most effective and up to date procedures and techniques, including computer-aided hip and knee replacement surgeries which greatly reduce complications and recovery time.
If you and your orthopaedic surgeon have decided that you are a good candidate for surgery, you will need to prepare, both physically and psychologically. By planning ahead and following these recommendations, you can help ensure a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery.
What to Expect
On the morning of your surgery, you will arrive at the hospital or surgery center admitting area, and become admitted to the hospital. You will then be taken to the appropriate pre-surgical area. A nurse will spend a few minutes preparing you for surgery by taking your vital signs, starting IV fluids, and administering necessary medications.