Summit’s New Surgical Recovery Experience
The decision to consider surgery is never made lightly at Summit Orthopedics. We provide patients with the information they need to make a well-informed decision, including videos to walk them through our personalized surgery and recovery experience.
At Summit Orthopedics, we are dedicated to providing bone and joint care that will keep you functioning at your best. Our approach to care is conservative, and we offer a full range of non-surgical treatments to address joint issues. However, when joint pain can no longer be controlled by physical therapy, medication, or other non-invasive methods, our physicians sit down with you to talk about surgical options and consider the best approach for your individual circumstances and goals.
We understand that surgery and rehabilitation can be a daunting prospect, particularly when the surgery being considered is a larger joint surgery, like a total knee and hip procedure. These surgeries were once exclusively performed in an imposing hospital environment. Patients recovered in modest hospital rooms, where visiting friends and family crowded in to provide encouragement and support. The recuperation process was lengthy, and could involve long trips to separate rehabilitative facilities.
Summit’s new state-of-the-art Surgery Center and Care Suites at our Vadnais Heights and Eagan locations offer a personalized alternative to a hospital stay for appropriate total joint replacement and spine procedure patients—with an emphasis on comfort. Quality of care is our priority, and our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety.
Our full-service patient experience begins with your first consultation, guiding you through diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, the clinical care of a specialized surgical team, and recovery in a quiet luxurious care suite located on the same floor as our surgical suites. Post-surgical rehabilitation is supported on-site by Secure Tracks—the latest advancement in reconstructive surgery therapy. The Secure Tracks system at Summit is the only one of its kind available in the Midwest.
We strive to provide a surgical experience that is second to none, and invite you to review our facilities through our video tours of our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center and Care Suites by clicking here.
Summit Orthopedics supports healthy communities
Community health flourishes when specialized orthopedic care is conveniently available close to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud of our fellowship-trained subspecialty teams offering the full spectrum of orthopedic expertise in bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint conditions—in addition to our wellness, prevention, and rehabilitation services. We have the expertise to proactively improve fitness, evaluate discomfort, and deliver personalized treatment to quickly and safely return you to the lifestyle you love.
Start your journey to a healthier, more active self. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our wellness services and schedule a free wellness consultation online. Find your orthopedic expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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Summit Orthopedics hip and knee reconstruction specialist Michael Baer, M.D., explains the difference between partial and total knee replacement surgery.
Meet Michael Baer, M.D.
Dr. Michael Baer is a lower extremity reconstruction specialist, focusing on arthritis care of the hip and knee joints. He is an expert on partial and total hip and knee replacement surgeries, in both the primary and complex revision settings.
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