Get back to living life fully.

You use your shoulders–you rely on them. If shoulder surgery is in your future, talk to Dr. Villare about Virtual Implant Positioning™ (VIP) Preoperative Planning System. Precision surgical planning with the VIP™ system can help you get back to the everyday activities you love.

Debra worked for years as a merchandiser, traveling across the country setting up displays for a hardware company. This type of work involved its share of pulling, dragging and heavy lifting. That work, along with a few falls left her shoulder in a state that was painful. She had been experiencing an ongoing ache for the last two years or more.

She was about to schedule a cortisone shot to try to get some relief from her shoulder pain, when she learned orthopedic team, Dr. Villare and Melissa Messer, PA-C, were bringing the Virtual Implant Positioning (VIP) shoulder replacement technology to Upland Hills Health. She decided to wait for it.

Debra said Melissa and Dr. Villare helped her understand the damage in her shoulder and how the shoulder replacement surgery would help. 

“I did not want to drive into Madison for this,” Debra said. “Dr. Villare and Melissa were very helpful to me. I worked with two physical therapists at Upland Hills Health after the surgery also. Three months later, I felt I had full movement back. I am still healing, of course, so I have some discomfort now and then, but when I think of the pain I was in before, I am so happy I had this surgery. In the past few years I have had to reduce my flock of chickens and rely on my good neighbors to help me care for them and keep the property mowed. I am not a fan of sitting in front of the TV, so I am really looking forward to getting back ot doing these chores myself.”

Does my insurance work with Upland Hills Health?

It’s one of the most common questions our patient financial services experts get.

Most people are surprised to learn that Upland Hills Health works with a wide range of health plan and PPOs. We are an independent, nonprofit healthcare organization, always pursuing additional insurance carriers that service our communities.


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