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Joint Replacement Program

Our Joint Replacement program was awarded the highest honor from Blue Cross and Blue Shied, a “Blue” Distinction award for knee and hip replacement.

About Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial one (called a prosthesis). This kind of procedure is only considered after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain and/or disability.

Your orthopedic surgeon will ultimately recommend a joint replacement if it is best suited for your condition.

You Are Not Alone

Over half a million people annually in the United States alone undergo joint replacement procedures, mostly involving the hip and knee. At Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, we perform hundreds of knee and hip surgeries a year. We focus on improving the quality of our patients' lives by enabling pain-free movement and, hopefully, a successful return to the activities they once enjoyed.

We offer a comprehensive Joint Replacement Program with our patients' well being in mind.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

The Joint Replacement Center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team made up of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and case

managers. Working together, our skilled professionals provide a full complement of patient services:

  • Pre-operative Education Class
  • Advance planning for hospital care and post hospital care
  • On-site rehabilitation
  • Discharge plans, addressing special patient needs

A Totally Different Approach

At Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, the goal of our orthopedic Joint Replacement Program is to get our patients back on their feet-both physically and psychologically as quickly as possible. We also offer whenever possible, less invasive joint replacement procedures that preserve as much bone as possible so recovery is quicker and patients have a more natural feel when moving their joints.

You will be an active participant in your health care team working with our staff to develop and maintain a positive outlook throughout the rehabilitation process as you achieve and regain maximum functional mobility.

Getting Educated and Informed

A special education component has been developed for patients who will be having joint replacement surgery at our facility. All of our joint replacement patients will attend a "What to Expect" seminar or class about a week prior to their surgery. This is when a nurse and a physical therapist will review what you can expect on the day of surgery, post-surgery and at discharge. This is a great opportunity to have questions answered and put your mind at ease.

Local Orthopedic Surgeons with privileges at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital: 

Sean Devine, M.D.
862 Meinecke Avenue #100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 541-4600

Thomas D. Ferro, M.D.
8660 Oak Park Blvd. Suite 101
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-3685

Jonathon Fow, M.D.
200 Station Way, Suite C
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-0700

Nicholas King, M.D.
345 South Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-4261
Michael Laird, M.D.
921 Oak Park Boulevard, Suite 204
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 473-4949

Timothy Perrin, M.D.
110 N. Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-2448
Lee Piatek, M.D.
1550 Palm Street, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 542-9678
Marc Weise, M.D.
2 James Way Suite 115
Pismo Beach, Ca 93449
(805) 773-2650

For more information about the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Joint Replacement Program, please call 805.489.4261

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 South Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-4261