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Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists resume Heal@Home Program


When elective surgeries were halted in March, pain endured for countless patients in need of joint replacement surgery.

However, the ban on elective surgeries in Pennsylvania was lifted on April 27 and the surgeons at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists (BCOS) have resumed their Heal@Home same-day total joint replacement program at a dedicated, state-of-the-art surgical center miles away from any hospital.

“At a time when people are apprehensive about going to a hospital for elective procedures, we are proud to offer a safe, free-standing location for same-day total joint replacement that is outside of the hospital environment, yet maintains the highest-standard of technology and patient care,” said Joseph Fuchs, the administrator of Bucks County Surgical Suites (BCSS) in Warrington. “Our doctors and staff are following the strictest guidelines from Gov. Wolf and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”

BCOS surgeons, in partnership with BCSS, are pioneers in bringing same-day total joint replacement surgery to the area. In fact, it was the first ambulatory surgery center in Eastern Pennsylvania approved to do the surgery.

“Advances in surgical methods of total joint replacement surgery allow us to restore mobility and blood flow faster than traditional techniques and have paved the way for same day surgery,” explained Dr. Thomas Vikoren, who specializes in knee and hip replacements for BCOS and is the medical director for Bucks County Surgical Suites.

Utilizing the surgical center, the Heal@Home program allows patients to avoid hospitalization, which is now more appealing than ever before.

“We provide a safe hospital environment, away from the hospital,” explained Fuchs. “Our surgical center is dedicated solely to outpatient surgical procedures. Every staff member is tested for coronavirus regularly and every patient is tested prior to surgery. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and intense sanitation protocols are in place to protect our patients and staff alike.”

For information, contact Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists at 215-348-7000.