What is Orthopedic Surgery?
An orthopedic surgeon uses surgical, medical, or physical means to investigate, preserve and restore function to a patient's extremities or spine. They deal with both primary and secondary musculoskeletal issues of a patient's central nervous system, such as tumors, injuries, degenerative disease, trauma, congenital deformities and infections. They specialize in the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, joints and nerves, which allow our bodies to move.
Why choose Florida Hospital Flagler for your Orthopedic Surgery?
The Orthopedic Surgery program at Florida Hospital Flagler offers a comprehensive approach to treating most orthopedic conditions. Many services are combined under one roof in Palm Coast, providing the some of the most advanced technology in a patient-centered environment. From joint-replacement education classes to skilled surgical teams and recovery nurses, patients and their families can relax in the knowledge that they are receiving the highest quality care, in a location close to home. All of this, and an Orthopedic Coordinator (registered nurse) to help guide you along the way.
In December 2013, Florida Hospital Flagler earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, Disease-Specific Care Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This certification award officially designates Florida Hospital Flagler as an Orthopedic Center of Excellence and recognizes the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.
Visit 'Our Orthopedic Surgeons' to meet the skilled and experienced team of physicians who have been serving the Flagler County area for nearly two decades.
If you have specific questions, call Nichole Belcher, Orthopedic Coordinator, at 386-586-4221. Or, join us at one of our upcoming Joint Replacement Education Classes.
Nichole Belcher, BSN, RN, ONC