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Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.4
Oct 10, 2012

Two weeks before surgery and Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks about the impact of his pain on his day-to-day activities and expresses his empathy for those who are forced to wait extended ...

The Journey Begins
Sep 24, 2012

Well the journey begins! After doing knee and shoulder surgery on others for 30 years, the time has come for me to start having my worn out parts replaced. I have known for two years that my left hip is very arthritic due to it being congenitally ...

OSI Medical Honoree
Aug 10, 2012

Hoag Orthopedic Institute's Dr. Robert S. Gorab named one of the top knee surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week
Aug 7, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. - Robert S. Gorab, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, was recently named one of the top 26 knee surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week. He was the only surgeon in Southern California to be honored ...

ESPN’s Weekend Warrior Featuring Dr. Stephen Mikulak
Aug 6, 2012

Mark Willard and Doctor Robert Klapper welcome Dr. Stephen Mikulak of Hoag Orthopedic Institute live from London to talk about injuries at the Olympics. Coach and Doc also take listeners’ questions.

Interview with an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator
Jun 26, 2012

Interview with an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator Hoag Orthopedic Institute inpatients receive the unique one-on-one care of an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator. We are very proud of this program and the comfort and stability it offers our patients. Our readers ...

Essentials for Thriving Orthopedic Joint Ventures - Dr. Caillouette
Jun 20, 2012

Many of our readers know that Hoag Orthopedic Institute is an orthopedic hospital that operates in a joint-venture with Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California. HOI is a physician-led enterprise involving approximately 35 ...

How quickly does Orthopedic Technology change? | Dr. Barnett
Jun 12, 2012

We know that orthopedic patients and their families benefit greatly from advances in orthopedic technology. In an effort to help our readers understand more about how such advances are made, we requested an interview with Dr. Steven L. Barnett. Dr. ...

ESPN’s Weekend Warrior Featuring Dr. David Kruse
Jun 7, 2012

Our own Dr. David Kruse joined the Coach Dave Miller and Doctor Robert Klapper of ESPN’s “90 Seconds of Wellness” to discuss concussions and the brain.

Patient Satisfaction – Top 60 Hospitals
Jun 5, 2012

Our readers have mentioned that they receive patient satisfaction surveys from Hoag Orthopedic Institute. While they know how they responded, they don't know the overall ratings. In order to help our readers understand patient satisfaction and the ...

Performance Apparel
May 29, 2012

Our HOI Blog readers send us excellent questions with regard to surgeries, recovery, emerging trends in medicine and so on, and once in a while they ask us about us! Recently one of our readers asked how surgeons and their teams keep up their ...

Patient Warming
May 15, 2012

Our readers are always interested in knowing more about surgical procedures. As a means of broadening how we think about surgery, we have decided to put some questions before our Anesthesiologists. HOI: We would like to know more about patient ...

Spinal Surgery and Incisions - Interview with Dr. Richard S. Lee
Mar 21, 2012

A number of our readers have expressed concern about spinal surgery and incisions. They have wanted to know if surgery requires a long incision and how the incision will affect them in the healing process. With the questions on spinal surgery in mind ...

Rapid recovery from joint replacement surgery
Mar 14, 2012

Hip pain can often discourage people from pursuing their daily activities, as well as stop them from enjoying favorite pastimes. Fear of surgery and the unknown can also be significant deterrents to getting a needed joint replacement procedure. ...

Interview with Gabrielle White, RN: Anniversary Celebration for HOI
Jan 17, 2012

Hoag Orthopedic Institute recently celebrated its first anniversary with a wonderful evening of food and fun at the Hotel Laguna. Anniversaries bring to mind the reasons for establishing HOI and the successes that have been enjoyed during the year. ...

Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery: Interview with Dr. Steven L. Barnett
Jan 12, 2012

Hip replacement surgery has changed due to advances in surgical technique, and many of our readers are aware of the fact that there have been advances. Still the question of recovery remains an important one. We were fortunate to be able to interview ...

Barefoot Running: Interview with Dr. Andrew P. Gerken
Dec 6, 2011

Barefoot running is a fitness trend of concern to many of our readers. Runners would like to know if there are benefits to barefoot running shoes, and if there are, who should use them? With the "barefoot" question in mind we requested an interview ...

Alan H. Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedics – Sports
Sep 27, 2011

Alan H. Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedics, offers enjoyable and insightful thoughts about basketball and gives his perspective on not only being the best at what you are doing, but loving what you are doing – not doing it ...

Dianne Theisen, R.N.
Sep 20, 2011

Dianne Theisen, R.N., talks about her enjoyment in working at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. She reflects on how being able to see a panoramic view of the ocean and sunset is very encouraging to the patients in the surgical floor rooms.

Robert Braithwaite, COO of Hoag Hospital
Sep 12, 2011

Robert Braithwaite, COO of Hoag Hospital, describes how Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s clinicians truly are innovators, bringing the best of the best in the world into one place. He expects HOI’s notoriety and reputation for quality to be a ...

Gabrielle White, R.N., Executive Director of Perioperative Services
Aug 23, 2011

Gabrielle White, R.N., Executive Director of Perioperative Services, describes the family atmosphere at Hoag as the surgical team having in common a love of the work and a dedication what is being achieved at Hoag. Gabrielle talks about her ...

James, medical student – Why Hoag Orthopedic is the Best Place to Learn
Aug 16, 2011

James, a medical student, speaks about how he decided Hoag Orthopedic Institute was the best place to learn about medical innovation, efficiency and teamwork — things that make Hoag a model others can copy. He offers his thoughts on how high ...

Kanoi Allen, R.N., Executive Director of Nursing
Aug 10, 2011

Kanoi Allen, R.N., Executive Director of Nursing, describes her day as something like something akin to the Mad Hatter as she works to make sure everyone has what they need in the time that they need it. She also gives us a peek into her personal ...

Morgan Pierce
Aug 2, 2011

Morgan Pierce, R.N., explains how she was drawn into the medical profession and how she feels about the patients that she cares for. She then goes on to describe some of the things she enjoys doing in her personal life, and lets us in on her next ...

Shannon Ray
Jul 27, 2011

Shannon Ray, R.N., Operating Room Manager, describes how her typical day begins in close communication with her team at the front lines. She goes on to give us a glimpse into her personal life, and offers a recipe for cooking salmon. Or click here to ...

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