By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Eastside Medical Center aids in community education through free joint replacement seminars this fall

Snellville – Eastside Medical Center will be hosting free joint replacement seminars for the Gwinnett County community in the upcoming months of September and October.

The joint seminars will be led by experienced and knowledgeable Orthopedic Surgeons who practice in the Gwinnett County community. Dr. Kehne Moeller, Dr. Shaun Traub, and Dr. James Dallis will each be leading a seminar. The seminars will be held at Eastside Medical Center’s main campus in Snellville, Georgia and are free to the public. If joint pain has been affecting your daily life, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.

Eastside Medical Center understands this is a big decision and wants to educate community members on these procedures. These seminars are an opportunity for community members to receive free education on both hip and knee replacement surgeries and have open Q & A with the physician team. At Eastside Medical Center, the orthopedic teams guide patients from their first visit to surgery and continue throughout recovery. If the patient and their physician decide that total joint replacement is the right option, Eastside Medical Center offers a comprehensive program called Joint Destinations for both hip and knee replacement. Joint Destinations offers a multidisciplinary team approach in an environment that promotes both healing and excellence. Each patient will have access to a joint care coordinator.

The joint care coordinator is there to inavigate the patient through the process and for the patient to look to for guidance every step of their journey. The physicians and staff involved with this program want the patient to feel informed and comfortable. Immediately following surgery, patients will begin the journey to their final destination- a life free of joint pain- in the luxury setting of The Joint & Spine Pavilion at Eastside.

“It is amazing to see the progress these patients make, many in such a short period of time after surgery,” said Jessica Cintron, joint care coordinator at Eastside Medical Center. “As the care coordinator for Joint Destinations, I work one on one with each patient who comes through the program. Each quarter we host an anniversary dinner and invite Joint Destinations patients to come back to celebrate their progress.

Seeing how their lives have been changed from the program is definitely something we all enjoy celebrating.” If you are ready to start your journey, these free educational seminars are for you. All seminars will be held from 6:00 to 7:30pm in Classrooms 1 and 2 at Eastside Medical Center. The hospital is located at 1700 Medical Way, Snellville, GA, 30078. Seminars will take place on September 13, September 29, and October 11. Education is the first step in your path to recovery, and this is the time to ask all the questions you have.

To find out more, or to reserve your seat, please call 800-242-5662. Appetizers will be served at each seminar. The team at Eastside Medical Center looks forward to seeing you there.

Eastside Medical Center is a 310-bed, multi-campus medical center serving patients in Gwinnett and surrounding counties for more than 35 years. Nationally recognized for patient safety, Eastside’s
comprehensive medical and surgical programs include heart and vascular, neurosciences, cancer, orthopedics, rehabilitation, sleep medicine, women’s services, spine and wellness center, wound care
clinic, center for weight loss, behavioral health and 24-hour emergency care.