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Meet Dr J. Mandume Kerina

Nothing beats a patient returning to the office after surgery, with a smile on their face, knowing they will be getting back to doing the things they love.

Over his twenty-seven years of practice Dr Kerina has come to believe that “We are entrusted to care for a very special segment of the population here in Central Florida, our seniors over the age of 65 years old. As such we must always view what we do from our patients’ point of view, keeping in mind that, to our patients, minutes, hours and days always make a difference in recovery. The more time we spend understanding the holistic impact of our interventions, the less time our patients will spend recovering from those very interventions. We must constantly strive to do the heavy lifting necessary to learn and develop techniques that alleviate the impact of our interventions on the patients that entrust us with their care. The future of innovation will not solely depend on technology, it will be heavily influenced by strategies and advancements in the delivery of care. Therefore, part of our mission must be to continuously evolve.”
Curious and doggedly persistent by nature, orthopedic joint replacement surgeon, Dr. J. Mandume Kerina, has an innate appreciation for innovation and process development. This focus translates directly into the processes and procedures he has developed for his patients and is demonstrated by his patient outcomes. “Understanding that we all have a responsibility to curb the costs of healthcare”, Dr Kerina believes that this can be done best, not through limiting access to care but through the better delivery of care. He has been a fierce advocate for outpatient joint replacement surgery since 2006. He performed the first Outpatient Partial and Total Knee replacements in Central Florida and now performs over 75% of all his knee replacements as Outpatient procedures with the patients recovering in the safety of their own homes. After witnessing first-hand, the impact that opioids and narcotics had on the mental acuity of his Medicare aged patient’s when combined with anesthesia, Dr Kerina and his partner, Dr Thomas McCoy, developed an Opioid-Narcotic free Anesthesia and recovery program for total hip replacements. This subsequently led to the first Outpatient Opioid-Narcotic free Total Hip Replacements in the entire country.
As a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He is honored to serve as a lecturer, proctor and teacher to surgeons both nationally and internationally on both minimally invasive hip and knee surgery as well as outpatient joint replacement surgery. Dr Kerina has developed many instruments, implants and surgical techniques that have improved patient outcomes and will continue to do so for years to come.

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