Medical Travel Today Feature on Patrick C. Toy, M.D.

Since 1909, Campbell Clinic has provided unsurpassed patient care and has been recognized as the leader in teaching and research in orthopaedic surgery. The doctors at Campbell Clinic are dedicated to their patients and are always looking for ways to better serve them through advancing orthopaedic techniques.Dr. Patrick Toy Campbell Clinic

Dr. Patrick Toy is no exception to these doctors. Starting to perform direct anterior total hip replacement surgery at Campbell Surgery Center in 2013, Dr. Toy has allowed some patients to undergo this surgery in an outpatient setting. He has treated patients from all over the world, and is often looked at for consideration by patients wanting hip replacement surgery.

“I joined the Campbell Clinic staff as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2009 after completing a fellowship at The University of Florida,” said Toy. “Prior to that, I obtained my medical degree at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2003 and finished a residency through the UT- Campbell Clinic program in 2008. My areas of specialty include total joint replacement surgery- both hips and knees- as well as sports medicine and orthopaedic oncology.”

Campbell Clinic is an innovator in the field of orthopaedic surgery, and that’s something that’s stayed true for over a century. Campbell Clinic is a full-service orthopaedic practice, and specializes in sports medicine, total joint replacement, as well as the treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.

Total joint replacement surgery has emerged as a high-demand orthopaedic procedure, thanks to the large number of baby boomer patients, who are now in their 50s, 60s, and 70s,” said Toy.

The main concern coming from these patients is that they will have to spend several days or weeks in the hospital, with some even worrying they won’t be able to return to physical activity after they have had their surgery. Dr. Toy offers good news to those patients.

“Surgery can now be performed on an outpatient basis for some patients, and most athletes can return to low-impact, moderate fitness activities if they take the recommended precautions,” said Toy.

Campbell Clinic normally treats more than 180,000 patients per year and is one of only a few centers in the U.S. that offers same-day, outpatient joint replacement. With several hundred patients receiving outpatient joint replacement last year at Campbell Clinic, Toy predicts this is where the future of this industry is headed.

“As more and more surgeons develop protocols to move eligible cases into the outpatient setting, this is going to become a more popular and accessible option for patients.”

This article originally appeared on Medical Travel Today.

Importance of Healthy Weight

As a new year approaches, people develop resolutions in order to become the best versions of themselves. Many people incorporate a healthy diet or exercise regimen to lead them to their goals of losing weight in the new year. Maintaining a healthy weight can not only enhance self-esteem, but is also extremely beneficial to an individual’s overall health.

Those seeking joint replacement, in particular, should keep a healthy weight in mind before undergoing the procedure. Although you may feel healthy, if you have a BMI greater than 40, you are at a greater risk for complications during and after surgery. It’s important to be aware of these risks, so that you may minimize them before undergoing operation. Overweight individuals are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (including high blood pressure), diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic syndrome – all of which can contribute to post-op complications.

Joint replacement does alleviate pain and enable patients to become more active, but patients shouldn’t wait to become active. Because the procedure minimizes joint pain, many patients go into it with the intention of losing weight afterwards. However, studies show that the majority of obese patients who undergo joint replacement maintain the same post-op BMI. This further proves the significant value behind implementing a healthy lifestyle into everyday life.

So, how do you lose the weight? The main components of a weight-loss regimen are diet and exercise. Start by reducing fat and calorie intake, and incorporate more fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains into your diet. Low impact exercises (such as swimming, biking or elliptical training) will be less stressful on your joints, and can be very effective weight loss solutions.

Losing weight is a gradual process, so don’t get discouraged. The payoff of lowering your BMI is significant, and will positively affect your health and lifestyle. Talk to your physician to explore the different low-impact activities available, and discuss a weight-reduction plan that best suits your lifestyle.

If you’d like to find out more about Campbell Clinic, or would like to set up an appointment with a physician, please contact us at 901-759-3100.

This post was adapted from AAOS.