Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. Michael A. Jacobs is a nationally renowned leader in hip and knee replacement, with more than 30 years’ experience in orthopedic surgery, teaching and prosthetic development. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery, metal-on-metal technology, and hip resurfacing technology. As a leader in his field, Dr. Jacobs was among the first to perform these surgeries, and has over 10 years’ experience in these special techniques. His work in these areas is truly cutting edge. His practice is located at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Jacobs is a pioneer in, and a leading proponent of, minimally invasive anterior approach total hip replacement using the hana® table, specifically designed for this advanced procedure. In anterior approach hip replacement surgery, none of the hip muscles are detached or damaged as in traditional total joint replacement surgery. As a result, patients experience a minimum amount of post-operative pain and muscle recovery is truly remarkable.
He has performed hundreds of cases using the minimally invasive anterior approach technique, and virtually all hip replacement patients are candidates for this procedure. To date, none of Dr. Jacobs' anterior approach patients have experienced a dislocation, and early data suggests that the incidence of blood clots in the leg may be reduced-more compelling reasons for Dr. Jacobs to be an active proponent of this technique. In fact, he routinely travels throughout the country training other orthopedic surgeons on the anterior approach.
Dr. Jacobs is a world leader in hip resurfacing, as well, having performed this procedure-with hundreds and hundreds of cases-for more than 10 years. He is a lead investigator for two FDA studies on hip resurfacing devices and has taught widely on this topic. His results using the hip resurfacing technique are unsurpassed, and he continues to lecture worldwide on the topic. Says Dr. Jacobs, "Understanding the biomechanics of the device and having the ability to choose only patients who are good candidates for this very unique surgery are key to the success of hip resurfacing." In addition to hip resurfacing technology and anterior approach hip replacement, Dr. Jacobs also uses BrainLAB, a computer navigation system-exclusively at Good Samaritan Hospital-that assists in the precise positioning of the resurfacing components. Recently, Dr. Jacobs adapted the system to accommodate the anterior approach and hip resurfacing procedures, and the results have been extraordinary. Some of the patient testimonials featured below will demonstrate this fact.
Our patients' overall experience is further enhanced by the comprehensive JointExperience [JointEx] at Good Samaritan Hospital, a wellness-based approach to joint replacement that engages patients from pre-hab [before their surgery] to rehab. JointEx features specialized teams of nurses, therapists and pain management specialists, dedicated to making your hospital stay as pleasant, comprehensive and comfortable as possible. The pain management team alone features a full-time pharmacist who works daily with patients to minimize both pain and nausea. This team adheres to our strict patient care protocols, specifically designed to reduce post-operative pain and minimize the occurrence of blood clots; each patient is carefully monitored by our team of professionals.
All of Dr. Jacobs' surgeries are performed at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Maryland. JointExperience at Good Samaritan Hospital has been nationally recognized as one of the 50 best programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our new operating suites feature state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, surgical patients have outstandingly low infection rates. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in the area with the BrainLAB Computer Navigation System to help with complex cases. In addition, the modern patient care unit was custom designed for our orthopedic program. Among other features, the physical therapy gym is located on the unit, and over half of the rooms are private.