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News Release
Vancouver Clinic reached an important milestone this past week with its 100th outpatient total joint surgery. - 01/20/22

Dr. Carlos Williams, orthopedic surgeon, performed Vancouver Clinic’s 100th outpatient procedure coinciding with the first anniversary of the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) at the 87th Avenue clinic. The surgery center provides patients with options that no longer require a trip to the hospital. 

Patients usually return home within seven hours of outpatient surgery. “Our care team closely follows our patients once they are home to help promote healing,” said Dr. Casey Cornelius, orthopedic surgeon. “We find our patients prefer being home.”

Joint replacements have advanced and are performed in a less invasive manner and with greater precision. Patient recovery is faster and implants are longer-lasting. Offering joint replacements in an outpatient setting helps improve patient outcomes, reduces the risk of hospital-borne infections, and reduces costs for the patient. 

As the program begins its second year, Vancouver Clinic is expanding. It is building a new, larger ASC to open in the fall of 2022 at the Salmon Creek campus. The new surgery center will double Vancouver Clinic’s number of operating rooms to six.

“The outpatient surgical services at Salmon Creek II will allow us to expand our excellent care experience to more patients,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alfred Seekamp. “We are excited to see the Salmon Creek campus serve more of our community with the new surgery center and an expanded-hour urgent care.”


Caring for people is our first priority and the driving force behind everything we do. Vancouver Clinic has served the community of Southwest Washington since 1936 and is the largest private, multispecialty clinic in Clark County. We currently offer 13 clinic locations across Southwest Washington and the Portland metro and provide 40-plus medical specialties. With more than 1,200 employees, plus 400 providers, we are also one of the largest employers in the region and a powerhouse for the local economy. For more information, visit

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