Rockport, Maine-based Pen Bay Medical Center has added Minal Cordeiro, MD, an anterior hip replacement specialist, to its team, according to a Nov. 9 report from the Courier-Gazette.
Anterior hip replacements are a minimally invasive option for patients, done without cutting into the muscles and tendons surrounding the hip and allowing for faster patient recovery.
Patients typically do not have the same movement restrictions as traditional hip replacements and experience less pain and a faster return to activities.
Dr. Cordeiro will perform procedures on the Hana Orthopedic Surgery Table, which the health system recently acquired.
Dr. Cordeiro is the first surgeon to perform anterior hip replacements at PBMC and is already seeing patients at the facility.