Committed to Excellence in Hip and Knee Replacements on Chicago's Northshore.
My Approach to Hip and Knee Replacement
My goal is to spend time with patients and help them understand their condition as well as possible treatment options. While I perform over 500 Ultra-Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacements every year, I usually also discuss other modalities such as physical therapy and injections (both cortisone and viscosupplementation or “gel” shots) when appropriate. Most patients see me after they have exhausted these non-surgical options. Once the pain and stiffness have gotten to a point where quality of life is impacted, we will often discuss
surgery. In addition to technical expertise and experience, I feel that education is key to obtaining excellent outcomes. I try to spend as much time as needed to make sure patients understand the procedure itself, and also what to expect afterwards in terms of recovery and return to activity. My staff and I strive to make the surgical process as efficient as possible, and do everything we can to ensure excellent outcomes for all our patients.
Many patients can benefit from ultra-minimally invasive joint surgery techniques that avoid cutting
muscles, shorten the incision, reduce time in the hospital, lessen pain during recovery and speed
return to activity.
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Dr. Ravi Bashyal performs ultra-minimally invasive joint replacements and most patients are able to walk the same day and go home to begin their recovery. These incredible results are possible in large part because the patients are motivated and prepared.
A Center of Excellence
Recognizing the national trend toward a Center of Excellence approach for complex health problems, Dr. Ravi
Bashyal brings the latest in ultra-minimally invasive joint procedures to hip and knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Bashyal is a Harvard trained Orthopedic Surgeon providing his patients with the latest treatment options
in an environment of compassionate and collaborative care. Dr. Bashyal carefully listens to each of his
patients with the intent of providing them with individualized and customized care options for joint pain.
Knee replacement technology has been rapidly evolving over the past decade. Dr. Bashyal’s approach to total knee replacement involves the use of a minimally invasive, muscle sparing surgical technique, combined with customized instrumentation that is individually 3-D printed for each specific patient undergoing surgery with this technique. This technology called patient specific instrumentation, has been shown to be more accurate and more efficient in various studies.
Dr. Bashyal has been trained on and performed thousands of total hip replacements using a variety of approaches, including Direct Anterior, Direct Superior, Direct Lateral, and Posterolateral. He has biomedical engineering training in his background, and with it, a unique understaning of hip biomechanics that has allowed him to build customized instrumentation and specialized tools. The combination of all his experience and education has allowed him to develop a customized approach that combines many of the unique benefits of each approach.
Dr. Bashyal has been an active volunteer and leader for Operation Walk Chicago. This charity organization is committed to providing free hip and knee replacements to needy patients in developing countries around the world.