The 6 Best Hip Replacement Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio

There are dozens of orthopedic surgeons who perform hip replacement in Columbus. That means finding the best orthopedic surgeon for you can be nerve wracking.

Relax. We’ve got you. At Best Practice Health, we screen hip replacement surgeons against strict criteria that puts them a cut above the rest in joint replacement. Fortunately, Columbians have access to six orthopedic surgeons who meet the Best Practice Health standards to be certificated in total hip replacement.

In this article, we will review the qualities you need to look for in a joint replacement surgeon before introducing you to the top surgeons specializing in hip replacements in Columbus. At the end, you’ll have all the information you need to choose the right one for you.

Experience and Training are Key

The first factor to consider in a hip replacement surgeon is experience. Total Hip Replacement is major surgery, and practice makes perfect. Complications of hip replacement include infection, instability, loosening, mechanical implant failure, fracture, persistent pain, leg length discrepancy and, in the wrong hands, even death. Studies show experienced, higher volume surgeons have half the complications. Most of us feel we can trust our doctors, but amazingly, 93% of hip replacement surgeons do not qualify as high volume. That’s one reason you should pick from our list.

Experience in the operating room is crucial to success, but it’s not everything. You also want a hip surgeon who has the right training. We verify each orthopedic surgeon we credential is board-certified, fellowship trained, and specializes in hip replacements. Studies show board certified surgeons avoid the learning curve associated with hip replacement. Remember, you only get one chance to have it done right the first time.

Find the Best Facility

So far we have emphasized the surgeon, but hip replacement surgery needs a team, and it has to happen somewhere. Facilities and the people who staff them are important to consider when choosing where to have your surgery.

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There are four main hospitals for hip replacement in Columbus— Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Riverside, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, and Ohio Health Dublin Methodist Hospital. According to, none are four stars for patient ratings. In addition, each is only average in reported complications for hip and knee replacement.

You may want to look beyond the hospitals. The best place to have a total hip replacement these days is at an ambulatory surgery center.

Robotic Surgery

We talked about the surgeon and the facility. But you can’t forget about the surgery itself. Modern best practice for a total hip replacement surgery calls for robotic assistance.

Robotic assisted hip replacement surgery gained popularity in recent years because it is more accurate, reduces the risk of dislocation, and the computer helps your surgeon select the perfect implants to maximize range of motion. Orthopedic surgeons who perform robotic surgery have access to real-time imaging and precise measurements, allowing for more accurate selection and placement of the implants. Studies show robotic surgery results in reduced complications, quicker recovery time for patients and, it’s too soon to tell, but hopefully better long-term outcomes.

Despite these proven benefits, only a small percentage of surgeons use robotic assistance in their surgeries. Don’t gamble with your future, instead opt for a doctor that uses the best resources available.

Proven Implants

Before we give you the list of your top choices in Columbus, there are two more thing to consider- let’s talk about the implant first. Can you imagine opening your mailbox one day and receiving a recall letter not for your car, but for your hip? It happens.

That’s why you want your joint replacement surgery to have an implant that has a proven track record of success; one that is determined by surgical registry data to have a low rate of complications. After all, the risk of hip your new hip needing to be replaced over 20 years is less than 9 percent, and you deserve the best. Best Practice Health reviews the Australian (oldest) and American registries for safe implants that stand the test of time.

Best Practice Health certified surgeons all use registry proven implants, but you can talk to your doctor or contact us directly to find out more.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The last thing to consider when choosing your orthopedic surgeon is their approach. Legacy orthopedic surgeons operate from the back, called the posterior approach. While that surgery is easier to perform for the surgeon, it sacrifices muscle tissue that leads to a longer recovery, more pain, and permanent weakness of the hip joint.

Today, the best surgeons use a minimally invasive procedure. There are three minimally invasive approaches. The anterior approach involves an incision in the front of your thigh. The lateral (side) approaches are the direct superior and superPATH. In addition to faster recovery and less pain, these approaches result in no permanent restrictions.

Here is our list of the 6 Best Practice Certified orthopedic surgeons for hip replacement in Columbus.

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You should consider hip replacement surgery if your hip arthritis is significantly impacting your ability to live the life you want to live. If you’re still not sure, there is a pretty reliable way to find out if hip replacement surgery is right for you.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons developed a short survey that allows you to compare your hip pain to people who ultimately needed a new one. If your results match up, it’s probably time for hip replacement.

At Best Practice Health our mission is to help you get all the information you need to pick the right doctor. For more help call our highly trained staff at 602 256 2525. We will listen to your story and administer a free checklist to determine if total hip replacement is right for you. In addition, our team will be happy to help you get scheduled with a Best Practice Certified physician.