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Prime Surgical Suites Announces Fall Grand Opening

Granite Falls's first outpatient surgical center, featuring the innovative NAVIO Surgical System, is now open at the RiverCrest Medical Park.

GRANITE FALLS, NC October 2019 – Prime Surgical Suites announces the opening of its 20,995-square-foot ambulatory orthopedic surgical center, located at 180 Riverbend Drive in RiverCrest Medical Park. This will be the first facility in North Carolina to offer total and partial robotic-assisted knee-surgery. The state-of-the-art facility houses a physician-led practice of experts, who are striving to set the highest bar for safety, innovation, excellence, and care. The eight partner physicians on staff will deliver exceptional service to patients dealing with orthopedic injuries and degenerative conditions. 

This is not your average orthopedic surgical center. Prime Surgical Suites and its team of surgeons are proud to provide a cutting-edge facility staffed with a team and resources that will offer the best in patient care. The partners of the surgical center are passionate about serving the community by restoring active lifestyles and well-being. The advances available here allow many patients to go home the same day as their procedures, preventing lengthy and costly hospital stays. This makes orthopedic surgery more attainable for patients, and also gives them the ability to recover in the comfort of their own homes.

One of the technologies available at Prime Surgical Suites is the NAVIO Surgical System. This system is a radiation-free robotics-assisted knee surgery platform that helps surgeons with planning prior to surgery. The NAVIO system helps ensure total knee replacement procedures are more accurate with improved results. This technology works without CT scans, which means less exposure to radiation prior to surgery. Prime Surgical Suites is the first surgery center in North Carolina to offer the NAVIO Surgical System and among the first in the world to use this innovative system.

Not only will the facility provide cutting edge technologies to assist in surgeries, but the heart of the center will be centered around the patient experience. Patient comfort is a top priority. Prime Surgical Suites believes that a patient should receive the education and attention necessary to make the surgical experience as comfortable as possible.  All patients will receive personalized continuum care plans, and will work with the same nurse throughout their time at the facility. Families will also receive the education and materials necessary to help set their minds at ease. This provides stability, improves comfort, and creates better patient outcomes.

Prime Surgical Suites will deliver quality care with affordable options in a respectful, compassionate manner. The new surgical center is created as a joint venture between the eight partner surgeons and Caldwell UNC Health Care with the hope to elevate the patient experience. One of the partner physicians, Dr. Al Geissele, shared his insight, “At Prime Surgical Suites we are proud to offer the Foothills a cutting edge orthopedic surgery center in a convenient, central location. While safety is our top priority, our center’s unique emphasis is making a stressful event as easy as possible for our patients and their families. Providing tomorrow’s medicine today, and  yesterday’s values, always.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in September to celebrate the opening of the facility. Prime Surgical Center physicians and staff and Caldwell UNC Healthcare executives were in attendance, as well as representatives from contributing partners and members of the community. 

Prime Surgical Suites

At Prime Surgical Suites, we provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective musculoskeletal surgical care in a convenient and comfortable outpatient setting for patients of all ages. Located in RiverCrest Medical Park, we are the region's first outpatient center focused exclusively on orthopedics. Our physician-led center will help restore your active lifestyle and well-being with compassion and orthopedic excellence.