Our Approach

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There may come a time when your knee, hip or back pain reduces the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping or housework can become difficult or unbearable.  Taking in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide pain relief. If this describes your situation, it may be time to consider surgery.

Our comprehensive approach

We have created a special program that brings together a team of experienced and skilled surgeons with caring and specially-trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.

Dedicated place, dedicated people

Within Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC), we have created a special area just to care for joint replacement and spine surgery patients. Family members are encouraged to participate in group activities, meals and other special events. Exercise and therapy are also provided in a group setting so that our patients can support and encourage each other on the path of progress. New friendships are made, enhancing the healing process.


We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to provide you with a thorough understanding and knowledge of what to expect during your surgical and post-operative experience.  Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible.  The information you receive along your journey includes:

  • Informative pre-operative class for patients and family members
  • A patient guidebook
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital
  • Educational displays

Philosophy of care

With the patient as a full partner, we strive to provide a destination center of excellence in comprehensive joint replacement and spine treatment using safe, coordinated care and evidence-based techniques.  We seek to deliver an exceptional patient and family experience while fostering a rewarding environment for physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff.   

For more information:

Phone: 229-353-BONE (2663) or toll free 888-807-0101
E-mail: info@tiftregional.com