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Top 20 surgical centers for knee replacements

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) continue to grow as a setting for high quality, lower-cost and convenient outpatient care. Many surgeries such as colonoscopies, joint replacements, and cataract surgery are increasingly performed in free-standing hospital outpatient departments.

For this Healthcare Insight, we take a look at knee replacement, otherwise known as knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement surgery. Based on data from the Definitive Healthcare Atlas All-Payor Claims Dataset, we’ve seen a 304% increase in knee replacement claims in an ASC setting from 2018-2022.

Below we’ve compiled a ranked list, pulled from our SurgeryCenterView product, of the 20 ambulatory surgery centers in which the most total knee replacements were performed in 2022.

Top surgery centers in the U.S. by percentage of knee replacement procedures

RankHospital nameLocation% of knee replacement procedures in U.S. in 2022Explore dataset
1Specialists One-Day Surgery Center (AKA Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists)Syracuse, NY1.60%Explore
2Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery CenterKnoxville, TN1.50%Explore
3Madison Physician Surgery CenterFlowood, MS1.20%Explore
4Cascade Surgicenter LLCBend, OR1.10%Explore
5Advanced Center for Joint Surgery LLCCumming, GA1.00%Explore
6Alliance Surgery CenterTraverse City, MI1.00%Explore
7Summit Orthopedics - Vadnais Heights Surgery CenterVadnais Heights, MN1.00%Explore
8Landmark Surgical Suites LLCJeffersonville, IN1.00%Explore
9Orthopaedic Surgical InstituteRochester Hills, MI0.90%Explore
10Proliance Surgery Center at Valley (FKA Proliance Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center)Renton, WA0.80%Explore
11White Fence Surgical SuitesNew Albany, OH0.80%Explore
12New Mexico Surgery Center Multi-SpecialtyAlbuquerque, NM0.80%Explore
13Advanced Surgery Center of OrlandoOrlando, FL0.70%Explore
14Proliance Highlands Surgery CenterIssaquah, WA0.70%Explore
15Summit Orthopedics - Eagan Surgery CenterEagan, MN0.70%Explore
16Seattle Surgery CenterSeattle, WA0.70%Explore
17Dearborn Surgery CenterDearborn, MI0.60%Explore
18Sequoia Surgical PavilionWalnut Creek, CA0.60%Explore
19Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group LLCColumbia, MO0.60%Explore
20Muskegon Surgery Center LLCMuskegon, MI0.60%Explore

Fig. 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare Atlas All Payor Claims Dataset for the calendar year 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Accessed May 2023.

What are the top surgery centers in the U.S. for knee replacement surgeries?

The top surgical center performing knee replacement surgeries is Specialists One-Day Surgery Centers, with 1.6% of total knee replacements procedures in 2022. Specialists One-Day is a locally owned ambulatory surgery center providing outpatient surgical care to patients in the Syracuse, New York area.

The second and third most popular ambulatory surgery centers for knee replacements are Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Knoxville, Texas (1.5%) and Madison Outpatient Surgery Center in Flowood, Mississippi (1.2%).

The Midwest region is home to 45% (9 out of 20) of the top ASCs for knee replacements, whereas the Northeast region has only one such ASC. These percentages vary significantly from the percentage of all knee replacement surgeries performed in the U.S by region.

Distribution of U.S. knee replacement procedures by region

U.S. Region% of knee replacement procedures in U.S.Explore dataset

Fig. 2. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare Atlas All Payor Claims Dataset for the calendar year 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Accessed May 2023.

How does knee surgery volume at surgical centers compare by region?

In comparison to the top 20, the above percentages suggest that a larger number of knee replacement surgeries may be concentrated at the top ASCs in the Midwest, while volumes are more spread out across surgery centers in the Northeast.

What is knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure that involves the use of metal and plastic components to cover the damaged parts of the knee joint, including the kneecap. This surgery is typically recommended for individuals who have severe arthritis or a significant knee injury that cannot be treated through other means. The knee joint can be affected by various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, which causes the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone, rheumatoid arthritis, which leads to inflammation and excessive fluid, and traumatic arthritis caused by injury.

The primary goal of knee replacement surgery is to alleviate knee pain and disability that cannot be managed with other treatments by resurfacing the damaged parts of the knee joint.

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