Spine & Orthopedic Services

Hillcrest Hospital South offers a full range of orthopedic surgery services to patients, from spine care and joint replacement to sports medicine and other orthopedic subspecialties. We are the first and only DNV-designated Orthopedic Center of Excellence (COE) in Oklahoma.

The DNV Orthopedic COE designation is obtained by achieving advanced certification in at least three advanced orthopedic programs. The DNV advanced orthopedic requirements are informed by the guidelines and recommendations of organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the ERAS® Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. This designation affirms Hillcrest Hospital South’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic and surgical services and therapies related to orthopedic care.

Treatment Options

We utilize new technologies, such as computer-assisted knee replacement and hip arthroscopy, in addition to minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat herniated discs and torn rotator cuffs. Our dedication to state-of-the-art care is designed to offer patients more treatment options, less pain and faster recovery time.

Hillcrest South has an Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from DNV. This certification affirms an organization's excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee arthroplasty and related procedures inclusive of initial diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to hip and knee replacement care.

We also offer anterior hip replacements, which you can learn more about in this video:

Hillcrest South has an Advanced Shoulder Surgery Certification from DNV. This certification affirms an organization's excellence in shoulder arthroplasty inclusive of inpatient, outpatient, and same-day elective joint replacement and revision surgical procedures.

Hillcrest South has an Advanced Spine Surgery Certification from DNV. This certification affirms an organization’s excellence in the treatment of musculoskeletal spine and lower back problems. The scope of the Advanced Spine Surgery Certification is inclusive of inpatient, outpatient, and same-day elective surgery, including minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) procedures. We offer procedures including:

  • Cervical fusion
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy

Our surgeons perform minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery endoscopically with a camera. The goal is to get patients to use their hands on the same day as their surgery. You can learn more about the procedure from Dr. Chris Treat in this video:

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Recover from surgery quicker and with fewer medications

The goal of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program is to reduce the amount of pain you experience and promote rapid healing after surgery. Through an individualized nutrition plan and advanced surgical and anesthetic techniques, you can return to your normal activities after surgery sooner.

There are many benefits to ERAS including:

  • Customized blend of non-opioid medications and temporary nerve blocks, reducing pain
  • Managing blood pressure and blood sugar levels, optimizing physical condition and decreasing chances for post-operative complications
  • Minimally invasive surgical approach, improving surgical efficiency and reducing stress on the body
  • Movement soon after surgery, reducing muscle stiffness, improving functionality of the new joint, decreasing chances for pneumonia or blood clots and allowing you to go home sooner
  • Shortened pre-surgery fasting period and increased amount of carbohydrates, providing more energy to allow for quicker healing

Your Hillcrest care team will collaborate with you to maximize the benefits of ERAS before, during and after your procedure. If you plan to have surgery, ask your doctor about ERAS.