Total Joint Replacement Program


Our total joint replacement program includes board-certified surgeons, a recovery unit with private patient rooms in a calming environment out-patient rehabilitation services, and patient-centered education.

Experienced Team

Our patient care team, lead by joint replacement program medical director Samuel Messieh, MD, focuses on quality, compassionate care and smooth recoveries.

If you need a joint replacement, you want to be in the hands of experienced and caring surgeons and the rehabilitation staff you need following surgery. The expertise of our total joint replacement surgical team is recognized locally and throughout the nation. Many patients travel hundreds of miles to be treated at Winter Haven Hospital.

Personalized Care

And while we have the experience to treat every type of patient, we view each person as an individual. We integrate preoperative care and education with subspecialty physician expertise, attentive nursing care and rehabilitation specialists to provide a customized patient experience. Our staff works diligently to ensure that each patient achieves a complete recovery and can resume normal activities, including their favorite sports activities. In addition, an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator who will be there every step of the way to guide you through your total joint replacement surgery.

Joint pain can interfere with every aspect of your life. It can cause difficulty sleeping, concentrating, working, and even enjoying your free time. When you're ready to find a solution for your joint pain, we can help. If joint replacement surgery is the right treatment option for you, we will provide exceptional care every step of the way.

Nurse Navigation

Winter Haven Hospital’s Orthopedic Nurse Navigator is here to “navigate” you through your total joint replacement. The Navigator will coordinate your care before, during, and after joint replacement surgery. They will work with you, your family members, physicians, nurses, therapists and other hospital team members to help provide you the best possible care, taking time with you each day while you are in the hospital (Monday-Friday) to make sure all of your needs are being met.

Our Nurse Navigator works closely with you and your family members to form a relationship that promotes a positive experience, faster recovery after total joint replacement and comprehensive patient care. Surgery can be an overwhelming process and our Nurse Navigator is committed to helping you feel at ease and coordinate individual, customized care plans from start to finish, answering any questions or concerns along the way.

After your joint replacement surgery, our Nurse Navigator will visit you daily to review and reinforce the plan of care, focusing on activity, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevention, diet, pain control, medication side effects and discharge planning. After a patient is discharged, our Navigator continues to communicate with you and your family members to ensure a successful discharge. Our goal is to keep you out of the hospital and on the fast track to a life of mobility.

For more information about our joint replacement program or to find a doctor, contact our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator by completing our online form.

Contact our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Types of Joint Replacement Surgery

Total joint replacement surgeries performed at Winter Haven Hospital include hip, knee and shoulder replacements.