We are pleased to share that UBC Orthopaedics Clinical Instructor, Dr. Parth Lodhia, will be heading a new team performing hip arthroscopy at Eagle Ridge Hospital! The program aims to use arthroscopic techniques to preserve the hip joint while managing various triggers of hip pain.
Dr. Lodhia has a special interest in joint preservation surgery of the hip and knee. He graduated from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 2007 and subsequently completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the UBC in 2012. During residency, he was particularly interested in athletic injuries and arthroscopic surgery that led him to perform multiple research projects and obtaining research grants in the field.
The last decade has seen immense advances in hip arthroscopy making it one of the most rapidly advancing sub-specialties in orthopaedics. There is robust mid-term and some long-term follow-up from these procedures to suggest excellent outcomes in appropriately selected patients at high-volume centers. Dr. Lodhia hopes to establish a Center of Excellence for hip preservation surgery where patients can get timely access to hip preservation surgery. He also hopes to create a registry of patient outcomes and participate in multicenter research and innovation nationally and internationally.
“I am very grateful to the donors Ray Bergen and Eric and Jennifer Martin for their generous support, and to my colleagues and the entire surgical team at Eagle Ridge Hospital for supporting this new and exciting venture” says Dr. Lodhia. “The hip arthroscopy program is an amazing opportunity to provide surgical hip care to non-arthritic young and active patients with hip pain.”
- New program aims to preserve hips rather than replace them – Vancouver Sun
- Port Moody hospital to offer revolutionary hip surgery to athletes, young people – Tri City News