“My name is Dr. Samuel Messieh. I’m an orthopedic surgeon in Central Florida serving this community since 1991. I have a passion for hip and knee replacement. It’s my life, it’s still an area that intrigues me, and I think we’re continuing to evolve, improve, and stay on the cutting edge all the time.
We’ve always prided in having the best techniques to reduce the potential risk for infection, but during the surgery, to me, that’s the most important place out of all to take care and make sure that we’re practicing the best sterile techniques, and we’re doing high volume procedures with regularity so that there are no mishaps. All of these are in an effort to reduce errors.
My feeling about measuring success is not just with the metrics that we’re measuring which have to do with the abridged length of stay, minimal pain, usage, and minimal complications, but also exceeding the expectations that the patient has for the procedure and for their treatment. That’s how we know we’ve done a good job; if we exceed the patient’s expectations.”