If you have been recommended for an elective orthopedic surgery, the holiday season might be the perfect time for it. Sure, you might not be able to attend every holiday gathering and activity, but there’s a lot to gain from having surgery during this time. And with same day surgery you can undergo surgery without spending your entire holiday in the hospital.
Here’s a breakdown on the benefits of having surgery over the holidays:
- Extra support from your loved ones. After a major orthopedic surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, it’s always a good idea to have someone to help at home with routine activities of daily living for the first few days. Scheduling surgery during the holiday season means you are likely to get that support from your family or friends.
- You can be discreet about the surgery. Most people are out of the office and go on vacations during this season. If you would rather not have too many people know about your surgery, this may be the best time for it.
- Less out-of-pocket expense: You probably have met your insurance deductible by this time, which means you may not have to spend as much out of pocket for the surgery. Now is the right time to use your accumulated annual sick leave for surgery.
- Ideal time for staying indoors. The winter is the best time to stay indoors and curl up next to a warm fireplace with a good movie or book. That’s also what is good for your recovery after orthopedic surgery.
Scheduling your surgery during the holidays can be the perfect time to rest and recoup. The extra help of family and the perfect end-of-the-year vacation timing both help ensure your December procedure is set up for success.
Book an appointment with us for an in-depth evaluation and to find out if you are a candidate for surgery.
Dr. Ramesh Chandra has been practicing orthopedic surgery in the Washington DC Metropolitan area since 1984. The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is easily accessed from anywhere in the Washington DC metropolitan area with offices located in Falls Church, Reston/Herndon and Tysons Corner. For all appointments and inquiries, please call 703 848-0800 or click here to request an appointment online.