In an interview for Orthopedics Today, Dr. Gregory discussed his findings that outpatient shoulder replacement is substantially less expensive that the equivalent inpatient surgery. The goal is that Dr. Gregory’s research will help orthopaedic surgeons and policy makers find a better way to take care of patients with shoulder arthritis at a lower cost.
Dr. Gregory is a well-respected orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow problems. His general philosophy is to educate patients and partner with them to provide the highest quality care for their shoulder or elbow complaints. He prides himself on the following:
As health care costs continue to rise, there’s increasing emphasis on finding ways to control costs. As a shoulder specialist, Dr. Gregory is acutely aware of these costs, particularly how they relate to shoulder replacements. In select patients, he has begun to do many shoulder replacements on an outpatient basis, so patients can go home the same day and recuperate in the comfort of their home. In a groundbreaking new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) in Chicago, IL, Dr. Gregory shared his findings that outpatient shoulder replacement is approximately three times less expensive than the same procedure done in an inpatient setting. By decreasing health care costs, outpatient shoulder replacement can potentially save patients substantial amounts of money relating to their hospital stay. To see if you are a candidate for outpatient shoulder replacement, please contact Dr. Gregory for an appointment.
For the second consecutive year, Dr. James Gregory has been approved as a Top Doctor by the TX Top Doc Selection Committee. Based on his education, training, accolades, awards and patient reviews, multiple members agreed on the approval of his acceptance into the highly specialized group of well-respected physicians. The continuous quality of his care is reflected in his re-approval as a top doctor for the 2019 calendar year. Dr. Gregory specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, and invites patients to visit one of his offices to experience the cutting-edge technology and skill offered by his team.
Dr. Gregory attempts to utilize the most successful, least invasive treatments possible with a goal of minimal recuperation and downtime. One of his major research interests is utilizing stem cells to help rotator cuff healing. He combines rigorous standards and quality of care with experience and insight, integrating the best new techniques into the care of each patient.