Joint commission Gold Seal of ApprovalGood Samaritan Hospital is proud to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Joint Treatment at SVJRC

When you and your doctor agree that it's time for surgery, the Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center (SVJRC) offers a comprehensive program designed to meet your individual needs, providing optimal outcomes in the shortest possible time. We offer services in:

Arthritis & Joint Pain

Joint Replacement

Am I a Candidate for Joint Replacement?

Do you have pain in your knees, hip or groin?

  1. Is the pain restricting your daily activities?
  2. Is the pain not relieved on taking medications?
  3. Do you have a swollen knee?
  4. Do you limp while walking?
  5. Does pain make you stop when you walk more than a few blocks?
  6. Are you having pain when lying or sitting down?
  7. Are you having pain for about 3 to 4 days per week?
  8. Do your knees hurt when climbing or descending stairs?
  9. Do you feel pain when walking for a long time?
  10. Does pain disturb your sleep?
  11. Do you find it difficult to put on your socks and shoes?
  12. Do you have a sensation of instability or the knee is going to give out?

When you are physically active:

  1. Do you need crutches, canes or walkers to help you while walking?
  2. Do you have tightness or limited range of hip motion?

If your answer is yes to the any of these questions, you might be suffering from arthritis — a degenerative joint disease, and you may be a candidate for joint replacement. Make an appointment with one of our Silicon Valley Joint Replacement surgeons to review your options.

Shorter Hospital Stay and Faster Return Home

Rapid Recovery and Transition Back Home

Our average length of stay is less than the national average. When you choose the SVJRC for your surgery you will recover quicker and transition back to home sooner.

Average Days In The Hospital

SVJRC: 2.38 days

National: 2.51 days

% of Patients Who Go Directly Home

SVJRC: 76%

National: 71%

*(SVJRC data based on hip and knee surgeries performed January 2015 – November 2015)

Improved Quality of Life

Dramatically Improved Quality of Life

You can be back to normal activities without pain 3 months after surgery.

Mild to No Pain When:



In Bed















*(SVJRC data based on hip and knee surgeries performed January 2015 – November 2015)

Low Complication Rate

Low Complication Rate

Our surgeons practice evidence-based medicine to minimize the risk of complications and avoid readmission. Our complications are much lower than the national average.

Complication Rate: (surgical site infection, blood clot, UTI, hematoma)

SVJRC: .3%

National: .9%

Readmission within 30 days

SVJRC: 1.9%

National: 2.9%

*(SVJRC data based on hip and knee surgeries performed January 2015 – November 2015)

To learn more about joint treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital's Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center, contact us today!