Your shoulder injury is treatable with specialized shoulder repair from an Torrance orthopedic surgeon that offers the latest treatments designed to improve the function and mobility of the shoulder joint and bones. Dr. Chris Mellano has more than a decade of surgical experience and access to cutting-edge technology that can be performed in an outpatient setting in most cases. Dr. Mellano treats patients of all ages to enhance their quality of life, reducing shoulder pain caused by occupational stresses, sports injury, arthritis, trauma, and aging as a Torrance shoulder surgeon.
Chris Mellano, MD brings a high level of expertise and quality of care to the table as a board-certified Torrance orthopedic surgeon. At Mellano Orthopedics we strive to provide you with the best shoulder repair surgery Torrance has to offer, so call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mellano. The earlier you seek treatment for common injuries and shoulder joint problems, the better the results of surgery. Some of his specialties include:
Many patients put off necessary shoulder repair procedures due to fears about long hospital stays and recovery times. That is why Dr. Chris Mellano has undergone comprehensive training in surgical techniques that allow him to perform same-day surgeries. Patients can recover from the comfort of home, often returning home from the ambulatory surgery center the very same day as the procedure. Outpatient surgery has many benefits, including the following:
Shoulder repair surgery is performed in a modern ambulatory surgery center (ASC), which is a healthcare facility that is not located in a hospital. That means patients undergoing shoulder repair and replacement procedures do not cross paths with nearly as many hospital visitors or patients that may have infectious diseases. A critical part of shoulder surgery recovery depends on lowering the risk of post-op infections. The ambulatory surgery center is state-licensed and accredited to ensure the highest quality of care and cleanliness in Torrance.
Understandably, most patients want to avoid a hospital stay. Fortunately, shoulder surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis from an ambulatory (non-hospital) surgery center in many cases. Avoiding a hospital stay has numerous benefits.
Outpatient procedures are an ideal solution for otherwise healthy patients that are suffering from bone and joint problems. The risk of cross-infection from sick patients in hospitals is greatly reduced by allowing the patient to go home the same day as the surgery is performed, sparing an overnight hospital stay in many situations.
There is no need for a prolonged hospital stay for most types of shoulder reconstruction and replacement procedures performed by Torrance shoulder surgeon Dr. Chris Mellano, MD. As an arthroscopic shoulder surgeon, he conducts modern arthroscopic surgery that uses a specialized camera to help your surgeon navigate the shoulder joint with extreme precision, thereby sparing healthy tissue and resulting in less trauma than conventional open surgery procedures.
While many patients are great candidates for an outpatient shoulder procedure, not everyone is a suitable fit for outpatient surgery. Some extensive procedures such as the reconstruction of joints in multiple areas of the body after a severe accident, for example, may require you to be in the hospital.
Certain medical conditions may also preclude high-risk patients from undergoing outpatient shoulder surgery. Dr. Mellano evaluates each patient on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility for outpatient procedures. He always looks out for the patient’s best interest in order to perform the safest and most effective shoulder pain treatments available.
In the event that conventional surgery is needed to achieve a successful clinical outcome, you are in good hands with a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon such as Dr. Chris Mellano. He cordially invites you to experience the world-class, patient-centered care of a qualified and compassionate surgeon that wants to see each patient flourish after shoulder repair surgery.
Dr. Mellano’s mission is to give his Torrance patients the freedom to keep doing the activities they love. If you are struggling with joint pain, arthritis, lack of mobility, or joint inflammation, contact Dr. Mellano for a consultation so he can help you get moving again.