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When you're faced with a chronic joint pain, you want to choose a specialized center with a track record of excellent outcomes and outstanding customer service. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango is just that, which is why we're the region's leader in joint replacement.
Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has recognized Mercy’s orthopedic care as:
When it comes to surgery, we believe
Center of Excellence patients are the most important members of the care team. Through
extensive patient education and thorough communication, we ensure that our
patients and their coaches know exactly what to expect and what is expected of
them before, during, and after surgery.
Personalized, thorough pre-operative education
is essential, as well-informed patients have better outcomes. Because patients’
time is valuable, pre-operative education and testing are done in one day, so
patients travel to the hospital only once.
Patients receive detailed, educational
notebooks that explain everything they need to know about their procedure and
what to do before and after their surgery. Newsletters and in-room posters
outline daily goals for recovering patients so they know what to expect and what
their daily recovery goals are.
I had a long overdue surgery on my foot to address a problem that had been causing me chronic pain. My primary care provider recommended Dr. Lucas, and I’m so glad that he did. Dr. Lucas talked me through the entire procedure and clearly explained what he would do to correct the problem. He set realistic expectations for my recovery time and offered recommendations to aid in the process.
I was nervous before the procedure as I had never undergone general anesthesia, but Dr. Lucas and his team talked me through each step and helped to calm my nerves. The nursing staff at Mercy was exemplary. Everyone I came into contact with was kind, patient, and explained everything along the way. I could not be more pleased with the results following the surgery.
The fact that Dr. Lucas is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the foot and ankle gave me great confidence. He is knowledgeable, friendly, confident, and he continues to educate himself, offering cutting edge technology and skills delivering stunning results.
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