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Memorial Hermann Joint Center at Memorial Hermann | Rockets Orthopedic Hospital

5410 West Loop South, Bellaire, TX 77401

General Information

In a move to increase access to convenient, high-quality and comprehensive orthopedic care, joint replacement surgeries once performed at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center are now performed at the Joint Center - Memorial Hermann | Rockets Orthopedic Hospital. Centrally located in Bellaire, Texas near The Galleria®, this facility brings Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s exemplary standards for patient safety, quality and excellence to a facility that is focused solely on orthopedic and spine care.

From affiliated physicians with academic appointments at McGovern Medical School to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center support personnel, health care providers at Rockets Orthopedic Hospital are well versed in the latest scientific literature, research and treatment options in orthopedic surgery. In addition to educating the next generation of orthopedic surgeons, affiliated physicians and staff are dedicated to helping patients undergo inpatient procedures that restore or improve functionality and allow them to return to an active lifestyle. The convenient central location and small size make it ideal for outpatient surgery.

While joint replacement surgery is performed at Rockets Orthopedic Hospital, pre and post-operative appointments are scheduled in the joint center affiliated surgeons’ clinics, located in the Texas Medical Center.

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Treatments and Services

The Joint Center and its affiliated physicians offer a full range of non-surgical and surgical options to consider, including:

The Joint Center offers the latest minimally invasive techniques for knee and hip replacement including:

In addition to total joint surgery, Rockets Orthopedic Hospital affiliated physicians specialize in neurosurgery for spine-related conditions, sports-related spine and orthopedic conditions and injuries. Patients have access to the very latest surgical technology, including minimally invasive, arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures, as well as computer-assisted guidance for joint surgery and spine surgery.

Onsite imaging services (radiology, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy and digital X-ray), in addition to physical and occupational therapy, translate to convenience for patients both pre- and postoperatively. Patients also have a choice to rehabilitate close to home with Memorial Hermann Health System’s extensive network for physical therapy at convenient locations throughout Greater Houston.

Other Rockets Orthopedic Hospital amenities include:

Awards and Recognitions

Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification

Rockets Orthopedic Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement. It is the first hospital in Houston to earn this advanced certification, which is given to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement was established in 2016 and is awarded for a two-year period. The advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

Blue Distinction Centers+ are recognized for their expertise and cost-efficiency in delivering specialty care. The goal of the program is to help consumers find both quality and value for their specialty care needs, while encouraging health care professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of health care nationwide, and providing a credible foundation for local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plans (Blue Plans) to design benefits tailored to meet employers’ quality and cost objectives.

Patient Stories

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