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Orthopedic Joint Ventures Program
Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Kaleida Health Orthopedic Joint Venture Program at Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals.

Our orthopedic teams are proud to serve you. Whether you choose Buffalo General or Suburban, you can be confident that we are focused on helping you achieve the best possible outcome with quality medical treatment, attentive bedside care, and the latest, most effective rehabilitation therapies.

Because each patient progresses differently, your program will be designed to meet your unique needs. Everything we do is designed to help you achieve a full recovery and get back to your life as quickly as possible. However, this can be accomplished only if everyone works together. The skill and dedication of your physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and therapists are only half of the team. You (the patient) and your family represent the other half and will play a crucial role in your successful recovery.

We strongly encourage you and your coach to attend the Joint Venture pre-op class to help you both prepare to fully participate in all aspects of care before and after surgery.

We realize that there may be other orthopedic programs closer to your home, but convenience is no substitute for excellence when your health and safety are concerned.

We would be honored to be your preferred orthopedic service provider.

About Us

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has designated Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement. This designation identifies both hospitals as having the highest level of expertise and reliability in joint replacement care that leads to better overall results for patients.

Our commitment to quality is evident in the standardized patient care processes found in the Kaleida Health Orthopedic Joint Ventures program. The investment we have made in operating rooms specifically tailored to joint replacement procedures, the special training our staff undergoes to ensure the care and comfort of our patients, and our focus on quality assurance processes and standardized patient care protocols that deliver consistently excellent outcomes.

We work closely with referring physicians to guide each patient from pre-surgery education through post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery.