Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine surgeon Jesse L. West IV, MD successfully completed the first outpatient shoulder replacement at the Asheville Surgery Center in January of this year. Dr. West has since performed numerous successful outpatient shoulder replacements including hemi-arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, and humeral resurfacing. All of these patients went home comfortable the day of surgery. This advancement in shoulder replacement was made possible by a combination of minimally invasive surgical techniques and successful regional blocks by physcians from Asheville Anesthesia Associates. Call (828)253-7521 for more information or to schedule a consultation at Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine’s new state-of-the-art building next to the Asheville Surgery Center.