Research shows that hospitals performing the most surgical procedures have the best outcomes. Each year, Swedish Orthopedic Institute performs more than 5,000 orthopedic procedures. This experience and the consistent, excellent outcomes have earned Swedish the distinction of being the region's premier surgical hospital and one of the foremost orthopedic centers in the nation.
Swedish was also designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacement and spine surgery. Blue Distinction centers have demonstrated better overall outcomes with fewer medical complications, fewer readmissions and higher survival rates.
At the heart of what sets Swedish apart are exceptionally skilled board-certified orthopedic surgeons. Many Swedish surgeons are nationally or internationally known and have pioneered some of the leading-edge instruments and techniques now used worldwide. They annually perform thousands of inpatient and outpatient orthopedic surgeries, from the simplest to the most complex, for adults and children.
At the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, our surgeons are backed by veteran orthopedic surgical teams in state-of-the-art operating suites with the most advanced technologies. Orthopedic nurses, physical therapists and other skilled health-care professionals complete the experienced treatment teams dedicated to caring exclusively for orthopedic patients at Swedish.
Virtually every type of orthopedic surgery — from shoulders and hands to hips, knees and feet and everything in between can be found at Swedish. And for every surgery, treatment includes a full continuum of care, such as thorough patient education, rehabilitation therapies, inpatient care and home services, when appropriate.