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Hip Replacement Surgery: How Can Women Find The Best Orthopedic Surgeon To Perform Her Procedure?

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Dr. Audrey Tsao introduces herself and provides information to women on how they can find the best orthopedic surgeon to perform their hip replacement surgery. Dr. Tsao completed a fellowship in arthritis and adult reconstruction surgery and now cares for patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona.

Dr. Audrey Tsao
Hello, my name is Dr. Audrey Tsao. I am an orthopedic surgeon and I specialize in hip and knee reconstruction in the adults. I practice at Banner Del E. Webb, Banner Boswell, and Banner Estrella hospitals in the west side of Phoenix. My practice is based in Surprise, Sun City, Sun City west and Litchfield Park and I see patients in Phoenix on the west valley in the northern area and the northwest area of Phoenix.

I think if you’re looking for an orthopedic surgeon to do a hip replacement you obviously want to find a good fit for you as the patient. One of the ways that you can do that I think initially is speaking about this with your primary care physician. Most primary care physicians know the surgeons in the area, know their skill level, and also what they specialize in.

I think the other thing you can do is ask those patients around you, your neighbors, your friends, who often times have a lot of experience with orthopedic surgeons themselves. I think when you look at the credentials of the orthopedic surgeon that you’re asking to do a hip or knee replacement you can look at their training, what medical school they went to, what residency they did, what fellowship training that they might have, as well as looking at the number of years they have been in practice, the number of hip and knee replacements they might particularly do, and if they specialize in difficult cases or if they specialize in revision work.

All those factors I think are issues that you can look at, but most importantly I think that you need to have an orthopedic surgeon that you love and that you can speak with and that you get along. More than anything else that’s going to determine how you do.

About Dr. Audrey K. Tsao, M.D.:
Audrey Tsao received her engineering degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She attended medical school at Cornell University and completed her orthopaedic residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. She returned to Johns Hopkins University to complete a fellowship in Arthritis and Adult reconstruction surgery.

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Conditions: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Related Terms: Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Physical Therapy

Health Care Provider: Banner Boswell, Boswell Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center

Locations: East Valley, Surprise, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Phoenix, Sun City, Arizona, 85351

Expert: Dr. Audrey Tsao, Dr. Audrey K. Tsao, M.D., Audrey Tsao, M.D, Orthopedic Surgeon Audrey Tsao, Dr. Tsao

Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery, Arthritis, Osteoarthris, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Knee Reconstruction, Hip Reconstruction, Muscle Sparing Surgery

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Hi Doctor Tsao, I was wondering how safe hip replacement surgery is and what risks are involved? I read this article http://www.medic41.com/articles/why-the-depuy-hip-replacement-recall about replacement recalls and it worries me to think that some people have to undergo another surgery because the first one did not go well.

September 29, 2010 - 8:51am
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