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Aging brings changes with each new phase of our lives. At every stage, you need to work with your physician to optimize your health and look out for signs of illness with regular checkups and good health habits.

Once you’ve reached age 65 though, your medical condition is frequently compromised by age and wear related illness.

Having entered your senior years, you need a doctor who is familiar with the problems and pains of old age. After age 65, your doctor should be a specialist in elder care; you need a geriatrician.

Savannah seniors have options for geriatric care. If you’ve decided it’s time to find medical care appropriate for the later stage of your life, read further. This guide will help you find out what hospitals in Savannah can provide quality senior care for you.

Savannah Senior Care Facilities

U.S. News and World Report ranks hospitals using data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions.

According to U.S. News and World Report, St. Joseph's-Candler is a general medical and surgical hospital in Savannah that has achieved the highest rating possible in 3 adult medical procedures/conditions:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Colon cancer surgery

Heart failure

St. Joseph's-Candler offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. The hospital campus contains 38 operating rooms and 8 gastroenterology suites.

They Have a Surgical Specialty Center

The specialists at St. Joseph's-Candler perform surgeries at their free-standing surgery center across from St. Joseph's Hospital.

2 surgical suites provide:

Cataract surgery and ophthalmic laser procedures

Orthopedic hand, foot, and ankle surgery

Plastic surgery

Podiatric surgery

Sports medicine surgery

St. Joseph's-Candler also has robotic and minimally invasive surgery. Patients can be discharged within 24 to 48 hours, and are back on their feet sooner with less scarring.

Memorial University Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Savannah ranked high performing in 3 adult medical procedures/conditions by U.S. News and World Report:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Heart failure

Hip replacement

Help for Old Joints

At Memorial University Medical Center, you can receive treatment for painful joints.

Memorial Bone and Joint will do arthroscopic and microscopic surgery to relieve the symptoms of joint damage. They will also use anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections when appropriate.

If after careful diagnosis the doctors at Memorial Bone and Joint recommend a joint replacement, they can provide it there.

Help for Hip Fractures

Memorial University Medical Center has a hip fracture program dedicated to providing rapid care that will minimize complications and help you get back on your feet.

Within a day after surgery you can begin physical therapy; learn how to use a walker, learn how to increase your strength with exercise, and how to perform daily activities.

Do You Need to Find a Geriatrician in Savannah?

The easiest way to start your search for a geriatrician in Savannah is to ask your friends and family for recommendations, but you can also search online.

The US News and World Report doctor finder, and the HealthinAging.org search tool are good places to start your online research.

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