I'm currently here in the surgery center. Just had knee replacement surgery yesterday morning. Everything, from the info and assistance from the pre-op nursing staff to check in to surgery and care after has been flawlessly wonderful!
I'd heard plenty of horror stories about this surgery from those who've had it. I work in skilled trades, so many coworkers have joints broken down from a career of physical work. So I was understandably filled with anxiety about the process and the pain etc. All my fears have been tossed out the window. Surgery was around noon yesterday and I was easily able to walk around the halls with just a walker that I didn't rely on much, did another round today. I think this is due in large part to the quality of the surgeon (Dr Heller, who is truly awesome) and all the care from the whole team and facility.
They're very proactive and seamless on infection prevention, making sure I'm safe and comfortable - and reasonably pain free (very little pain considering the surgery.) And every single employee has been highly professional, far above competent, and genuinely friendly and helpful. I'll be back in a month for the other knee and I'm looking forward to it. I highly recommend it!