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As of May 4, the specialty-trained surgeons at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists have resumed elective surgery, or scheduled nonemergency surgery, for their patients. Since the state has eased restrictions preserving the stocks of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists offers elective and emergency surgical treatment and in-office care while continuing to follow health authority safety guidelines to protect their patients and staff. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care are encouraged to call (316) 219-8299 to schedule a safe appointment at one of their locations in Wichita, Scott City, El Dorado or Anthony. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

“Surgery for nonlife-threatening conditions was halted in order to conserve the supply of personal protective equipment, which is what we use for every surgery,” says Dr. Damion Walker, fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists. “Our supply of medical resources has been deemed more than adequate by our governor, and thereby, we are resuming surgery so area residents no longer have to wait for the advanced orthopaedic care they need.”

Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists will provide surgical care in the state-of-the-art operating rooms of Cypress Surgery Center of Wichita, HCA – Wesley Medical Center, Kansas Medical Center, Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital, Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center, Surgicare of Wichita, Ascension Via Christi and Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado. Their surgeons and specialized medical staff strictly follow the latest and highest standards in patient safety and take extra precautions.

The practice continues to adhere to the strict protocols they have in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their offices. These protocols extend to pre- and postoperative care in addition to the measures taken to keep operating rooms and equipment sterile. Their safety measures include:

  1. Patients are required to wear face coverings.
  2. Their staff is disinfecting between patients.
  3. Patients experiencing flu-like symptoms are being rescheduled.
  4. They are limiting the number of people allowed in their offices.
  5. They are restricting the number of visitors allowed to accompany a patient.
  6. Telemedicine appointments are available for new and existing patients.
  7. All of their staff members are wearing face masks.

“We’re so proud of our state and community for working together to combat the spread of COVID-19 and support our local, front-line health care workers,” says Dr. Walker. “These efforts have reduced the strain on our health system as much as possible, and we are excited to once again offer our patients safe elective surgical treatment to ease pain and help them regain their function and strength.”

While Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists resumes scheduling patients for elective surgery as well as initial and follow-up appointments in their offices, their providers also offer telemedicine visits to provide remote consultation for bone, joint and muscle problems.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists’ experts, please call (316) 219-8299.