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Advancing Progress and Possibilities for a Healthier Future

Ochsner Hospital
for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine:
Helping Patients
Live Their Best Life

What if you spent years conceptualizing an innovative new surgical hospital, planning every detail to enhance the patient experience, seeking to create a facility that delivers great care with quicker recovery, and in a setting that is convenient, serene and welcoming?

Ochsner’s orthopedic care team and senior executives at a ribbon cutting event for the opening of Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

That was precisely the approach we took when creating Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, opened in September 2019 in New Orleans. Ochsner’s orthopedic care team of more than 80 professionals is devoted to helping restore every patient to a life free of pain so they can enjoy the activities they value most. The state-of-the-art facility, specifically designed for orthopedic and sports medicine surgery, is central to delivering on that objective and offers the most advanced anesthesia and pain techniques, resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery.

Innovative services and features of Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine include:

  • Minimally invasive, same-day total joint replacement surgeries for eligible patients
  • The most experienced MAKO Robotic Surgery Team in South Louisiana that has performed hundreds of cases. The robotically assisted procedures have more accurate component positioning, quicker return to function, less pain and fewer complications
  • Opioid-sparing surgery and pain control that incorporates the latest techniques in regional anesthesiology

The 58,000-square-foot hospital is equipped with features that include six spacious operating rooms, two of which are designed for robotics, 22 comfortable pre- and post-procedural rooms and an overnight recovery suite with 15 private patient rooms. It’s part of our Optimal Hospital Program that enhances patient-centered care using innovative devices and materials including patient tablets, wireless vitals monitoring, copper-infused linens and surfaces and red night lighting.

With leading-edge technology and a relentless focus on patient well-being, Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine raises our game to help patients get back to enjoying a full life — whether playing with their grandchildren or competing in the sport they love. 

Ochsner Named a Walmart
Center of Excellence for Hip
and Knee Replacement Surgery

Ochsner’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center of Excellence earned yet another distinction in 2019 when we were named a Walmart National Center of Excellence for lower joint replacement surgery. Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway now serves Walmart associates from across the nation in need of hip and knee replacement surgery. Ochsner was only the 12th healthcare organization in the U.S. to earn the designation. Walmart chooses Centers of Excellence locations through a selective process which requires hospitals to demonstrate an ability to provide excellent care, a dedication to addressing the root cause of a patient’s condition and an outstanding patient experience. Ochsner’s Orthopedics team has been recognized nationally, receiving the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Award™ and was listed as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ in 2019.