Healthy Conversations Introduces Joint Replacement Expert Dr. Jason Weisstein

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The Quad Cities and Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, fit together as naturally as the ball-and-socket joint of the hip fits to the thighbone. That’s an apt description for how Dr. Weisstein – an accomplished orthopedic surgeon who recently joined Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) – has taken to his new home.

“The opportunity to live in a four-seasons community with great outdoor recreational activities is one reason we were interested in the Prescott area,” says Dr. Weisstein. “My family moved here from Colorado, which has a similar desert-alpine environment. Everything has just kind of fit.”

Revolutionary Hip Replacement Surgery
Professionally, the community is also a good fit for Dr. Weisstein. A joint replacement specialist, he performs anterior-approach hip replacement and also continues to teach other surgeons the technique.

Anterior-approach hip replacement is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure that has enabled orthopedic surgeons to get patients back to the activities they enjoy faster than traditional hip replacement. However, the surgery is not widely available because only 10 to 20 percent of orthopedic surgeons are qualified to perform it.

“This is probably my favorite procedure because patients who have it do so well,” says Dr. Weisstein. “In six-to-eight weeks they’re back doing what they enjoy whether that’s golf, tennis or pickleball.”

More in Store for YRMC’s Orthopedic Services
Dr. Weisstein is not only trained as an anterior-approach hip replacement surgeon, he also has vast experience with robotic knee replacement. YRMC recently acquired a Mako Robotic-Arm. Dr. Weisstein will help spearhead the organization’s robotic knee program, which will offer state-of-the-art partial and total knee replacement.

And, how does Dr. Weisstein feel about the work he does as an orthopedic surgeon in our community?

“It’s a great feeling to go home and know that I’ve spent the day affecting people’s lives in such a positive way,” he says.

Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Weisstein, speak to your primary care provider or call YRMG, Orthopedic Surgery at (928) 708-4545. For more information about YRMG, Orthopedic Surgery, visit us here.