3 Steps to Prepare for your Upcoming Orthopedic or Cosmetic Surgery
We are in the last two months of the year, and it is common to schedule elective surgeries for insurance deductible, flex spending and HSA purposes. TraVek has a 20-year reputation for its experience in the construction industry. I have a 34-year experience being in practice seeing patients as well as being one. I had a left hip replacement in August 2018 and a right hip replacement in March 2021. Let me share 3 key steps to make your experience a positive one.
3 Key Steps to Make Your Surgery a Positive Experience
- Trust your doctor. Make sure all your questions are answered so you will have no regrets afterwards. Confidence is great, but arrogance is a huge turn off.
- Start taking nutrition supplements post-surgery to accelerate healing. It is usually required to have a comprehensive metabolic panel, complete blood cell count and lipid panel within three weeks of surgery date. Ask them to add the Vitamin D test. I can tell you what supplements to take to accelerate healing if you provide me your blood work results.
- Laser for healing. Consider my “In Home” Laser Rental Program to cut your healing time in half. I have developed a treatment protocol of multiple treatment sessions a day using Erchonia name brand lasers.
The Erchonia Laser device is an FDA-approved, near-infrared laser that operates at a wavelength of 635nm, meaning the energy output is in the “cold” light energy spectrum. This laser therefore cannot heat or cut tissue. Instead, Erchonia lasers work through photobiomodulation, meaning the energy of the laser increases the body’s ability to run ordinary, normal cellular processes, among which include healing damaged tissues. This is because the wavelength of photonic energy is very short, permitting the photons to enter a small organelle inside the cells called mitochondria, and speeds up the ability of the mitochondria to produce energy for the cell. The healing effects of the laser are immediate.
I was back to work in less than 4 weeks after being told it would be 8 to 10 weeks after both of my surgeries. Time flies, as it feels January 2021 was a short time ago. The pandemic stole a year from our lives. We aren’t getting any younger, so let’s make our time in this world count.
Call my office 480-951-5006 or online at drburdorf.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Treating the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, is the fastest way to recovery and is the best way to obtain optimal health and wellness.