St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Our Joint Replacement Team

Orthopedic Surgeon

Your Orthopedic Surgeon is board-certified in orthopedic surgery, including joint replacements, and is the head of your joint replacement health care team.

Surgical Team

A team of specialized nurses and technicians work closely with your orthopedic surgeon and the anesthesiologist in the surgery suite to ensure a successful surgical outcome.

Orthopedic Nurse

Your Orthopedic Nurse is specially trained in joint replacement care and will be your most frequent contact during your hospital stay. Your nurse will provide for your daily health care needs and help you manage your post operative pain to ensure a successful recovery.

Nursing Assistant

Your Patient Care Tech (PCT) works closely with your orthopedic nurse and provides assistance with your daily activities, such as bathing and getting up to the bathroom or chair. Your CNA will also regularly take your vital signs and report them to your orthopedic nurse.

Physical Therapist

Your Physical Therapists are specifically trained in post operative joint replacement care. You will work with your Physical Therapist twice daily to regain range of motion and strength through exercise and walking with an assistive device, such as a walker. Education is also an important part of your therapy. Your Physical Therapist will provide daily instructions regarding your safety, exercise progression, activity progression, as well as use of any equipment you will need upon discharge.

Occupational Therapist

Your Occupational Therapist specializes in activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, and toileting techniques using adaptive equipment which will help you function post operatively. Your Occupational Therapist will work with you daily and provide instructions and education to ensure you are able to safely perform your daily personal activities upon discharge from the hospital.

Case Manager

Your Case Manager will come see you early in your hospital stay to discuss discharge plans and any equipment or other needs you will have when you leave the hospital. Your case manager will arrange home care for you after you leave the hospital and will need to know who will be taking you home and caring for you. Your case manager will also address any concerns you may have about home care and what your insurance will cover.

Social Worker

A Social Worker is available to assist you if you have financial concerns, feel unsafe at home, or need emotional support. If you would like to see a social worker during your stay, please notify your nurse. If you would like to arrange a pre-operative visit by phone, please call the Social Services Department at 341-5299.

Hospital Staff

A variety of specialists, such as Dietitians, Lab and X-ray Technicians, Spiritual Care Representative, and Housekeeping, are also available and assist in your care. These specialists work along side your Orthopedic Team to make sure your recovery is successful.

Choose St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare offers state-of-the-art equipment and technology. All technical staff are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensed by the Texas Department of Health-Medical Radiologic Technologic Program. All Radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology.

Digital Mammography
  • Digital Mammography
  • DEXA Bone Densitometry Scans
  • Ultrasound

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Treatments & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Self Exam
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • DEXA Bone Densitometry Scans
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • MRI of the Breast
  • Osteoporosis
  • Utrasound / Sonogram
  • Women's Health Guide

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