Orthopaedic surgeon Keith Girton, M.D. is passionate about helping patients find lasting relief from chronic pain. Working for BEST Health System in Cincinnati, Dr. Girton, a native Ohioan, strongly believes in a patient-centered approach to pain management that aligns with the long-term wellness of the people he helps. For our entire team, it’s all about giving the same level of care that any of us would want to receive.
With his extensive surgical background and focus on building trust and relationships with his patients, Dr. Girton lives and breathes this idea. As you read this, we welcome you to reach out with any questions or to learn how to book an appointment. Our caring and dedicated staff are here for you.
Dr. Girton Brings Extensive Experience to Orthopaedic Surgery and Pain Management
Dr. Girton began his surgical career after finishing his residency in orthopaedic surgery in Ft. Worth, Texas. An Air Force veteran, Dr. Girton began his practice as an orthopaedic surgeon at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. During this time he also first became a board-certified surgeon.
He later joined a nationally leading minimally invasive spine surgery provider, where he practiced in the Philadelphia area. During this time, Dr. Girton was recognized in the ‘Top Docs’ edition of Philadelphia Magazine. He was also proud to be awarded Most Valuable Surgeon for Laser Spine Institute’s seven national facilities in 2013.
The Importance of Patient-Centered Care for Dr. Girton
Patient-centered care is the simple, yet powerful notion that medical care needs to revolve around treating the whole person. More traditional approaches to patient care are built on diagnosing an illness or condition in isolation. This in turn leads to treatment that can take very narrow scope.
With a patient-centered model, health care providers look at not only the specific cause of symptoms or illness but how it affects a patient’s life.
Patient-centered care also aims to work with patients to educate them about their health and help them feel more engaged. A large number of people say they feel like they receive impersonalized treatment when receiving medical care from larger facilities and institutions.
Dr. Girton and BEST Health System are fully committed to patient-centered care. This takes many forms. From creating inviting and comfortable spaces to extensive patient education efforts, the goal is to ensure everyone fully understands their condition and treatment options.
Dr. Girton’s on Pain Management and Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Girton’s approach to minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery and dedication to advanced techniques is a significant reflection of his dedication to whole-person care.
Spine surgery and other orthopaedic procedures can become necessary for patients dealing with severe neck and back pain. However, it is generally seen as a last-resort treatment that should be explored after other options have been exhausted.
People who consult with an orthopaedic surgeon should first fully attempt nonsurgical treatment options and adopt any recommended lifestyle changes. Anyone who comes to BEST Health System and Dr Girton seeking pain management and lasting relief should expect an extensive and collaborative discussion about where they are in the treatment journey.
When recommended, outpatient orthopaedic surgery is a response to traditional procedures that offers many advantages. Traditional procedures involve large incisions to perform the operation. However, minimally invasive techniques enable orthopaedic surgeons to perform a range of procedures with reduced soft tissue disruption.
Dr. Girton also understands the essential nature of a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management. For example, physical therapy plays a key role both before and after surgery. Patients who work with a physical therapist can improve their overall function by developing a stronger and more flexible body. When a patient commits to physical therapy before orthopaedic surgery, it can help him or her be better prepared for the recovery process.
An approach that includes minimally invasive surgery can help patients from all walks of life and backgrounds. People, regardless of age, can be considered candidates for outpatient orthopaedic surgery as long as they pass a medical evaluation.
At our state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center, patients undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery encounter a reduced risk of complication, a shorter recovery period, and improved outcome potential.
Call BEST Health System to learn About Outpatient Orthopaedic Surgery
If chronic pain related to a spine or orthopaedic condition is keeping you from being active and enjoying time with the people you love, multidisciplinary pain management, including outpatient spine surgery may be an option. At BEST Health System, Dr. Girton and our entire highly experienced team are here to make you confident and informed while you start your journey toward relief. During your entire patient journey with us, we’ll be here to deliver the highest level of exceptional patient care.
To learn more about our full range of treatment options and to book an appointment, contact BEST Health System and join the growing number of people who have found the lasting relief they deserve.
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