About

dr. mittal’s background & expertise

 

Dr. Yogesh Mittal is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care possible. He was instrumental in the adoption of the Mako Robotic System for partial and total knee replacements and Mako total hip replacements. He is constantly advocating for innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence to provide you with the best possible surgical outcome. His abilities with computer navigation software and the Mako Robotic System allow for a truly customized hip or knee prosthesis to fit you in terms of sizing, alignment, leg length, center of rotation and ligament balancing. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, Dr. Mittal is heavily involved in the advancements of robotics through research & development. He is a prominent figure in the creation of artificial intelligence algorithms in hip & knee surgery and is the foremost authority in robotics in arthroplasty, conducting research projects and analyzing clinical data. Dr. Mittal routinely teaches & proctors physicians, lecturing both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Mittal founded the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Joint Research in 2013 to explore less invasive procedures. He works with pre-eminent scientists to create new effective and innovative protocols which help his patients via stem cell therapies. Stem cell therapies have given numerous patients significant relief of their orthopaedic issues through a non-surgical approach.

He strives to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all of his treatment plans as a way to alleviate orthopaedic conditions. However, when surgery is warranted you can rest assured the surgical plan will be tailored to your specific issue. Dr. Mittal remains on the cutting edge of orthopaedic medicine, both non-surgically and surgically and is the premiere physician in the United States for any hip & knee issue or injury. We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our office and our staff will assist you in any way possible.

DR. MITTAL SPECIALIZES IN:

While implementing the newer technique of Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, Dr. Mittal is still one of the best in Tulsa for computer-assisted joint replacements. He is an outcome-focused surgeon who uses the latest technology to ensure you have a speedy recovery time.

ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SURGERY OF THE HIP & KNEE

Using the Mako Robotic Arm, Dr. Mittal is able to achieve the utmost precision when operating.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

Dr. Mittal is world-renowned for his outstanding outcomes on Total Joint Replacements.

REGNERATIVE MEDICINE

Dr. Mittal is the founder of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Joint Preservation.

JOINT PRESERVATION

Dr. Mittal is passionate about using Joint Preservation before any invasive surgical approaches.

TOTAL JOINT REVISIONS

Dr. Mittal is well-known for his Total Joint Replacement Revisions. 

KNEE ARTHROSCOPY

Dr. Mittal values any treatments and procedures that are minimally invasive.

SPORTS MEDICINE

With a passion for sports and staying active, Dr. Mittal loves helping his fellow athletes get back to their peak-performance levels.

GENERAL FRACTURE CARE

Dr. Mittal is here to help you when traumas arise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions. Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any more!

If I am a new patient, what do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • Referral (If Required by Insurer)
  • Insurance Information
  • Copies of Operation Records, Medical Records, X-rays, MRIs, and CT Scans from Prior Doctor Visits
  • A List of Current Medications and Any Known Allergies

What is the risk of developing an infection after my Total Joint Replacement?

Recent reports in the medical literature suggest that people who have had a total joint replacement are at slightly increased risk of developing an infection in their joint when an infection occurs elsewhere in the body. For example, an abscessed tooth, bladder infection, pneumonia, or others might result in bacteria being released into the bloodstream which could infect your total joint, long after the surgical procedure took place.

This is extremely unlikely and is certainly no cause for alarm, but the problem has been reported more frequently as more total joint procedures are done in the general population. Following the latest protocols, Dr. Mittal’s patients have a 10x less chance of infection as compared to the national average. Nevertheless, we recommend that you should take antibiotics anytime you have an infection, or have an increased risk of infection, such as when you undergo any dental procedure, sigmoidoscopy, any infection, tonsillectomy, genitourinary instrumentation, bronchoscopy, liver biopsy, or barium enema. We do not recommend antibiotics when you have a simple cut or bruise; but if there is any question, we simply ask that you bring this to the attention of the doctor involved in caring for you at that time.

What are the concerns of a drug and food interaction with my prescription of Warfarin/Coumadin?

Always take the amount of medicine your doctor prescribes. DO NOT take more, less, or stop this medicine without first checking with your doctor. Obtain refills (when indicated) before running out. DO NOT miss a dose. While taking this medicine, your doctor will order periodic blood tests to watch the drug’s effects.

PRECAUTIONS WHILE USING THIS DRUG: 

  • Do not take any other medicine (including Aspirin, Bufferin, Excedrin, Alka Seltzer, BC or Goody Powders) unless directed by your doctor. 
  • While taking this drug, you should wear a “medical alert” tag. Medical alert tags may be purchased at a drug store. 
  • Before any surgery, tell your dentist or other doctors that you are taking an anticoagulant. 
  • You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while on this drug. 
  • Avoid activities that may cause injury (contact sports, chopping wood, etc.). Always wear shoes to avoid injury and wear gloves while doing yard work. 
  • Be cautious while shaving or using sharp objects. Use a soft bristled toothbrush. 

WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE? 

  • Try NOT to miss doses. 
  • If you do miss a dose, take it as soon as you can 
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. 
  • DO NOT take double doses, and DO NOT take two doses in one day unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you to; this can increase the risk of bleeding. 
  • If you miss a dose, record the date of the missed dose and tell your prescriber or health care professional at your next visit. 
  • If you miss doses for two or more days, call your doctor for instructions. 

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: 

Call your doctor if the following symptoms persist or are severe: 

  • Unusual bruising or bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum 
  • Bloody or black colored vomit or stools 
  • Stomach or back pain 
  • Dizziness 

Other side effects or long-term effects may occur in some patients. REPORT any unusual responses to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. 

REMEMBER TO: 

  • Have prescriptions filled on the day of discharge and take as directed. 
  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist for additional drug information. 
  • Ask your retail pharmacist for additional drug information. 
  • Notify your doctor if you may be pregnant or are breast-feeding. 
  • Talk to your case manager if you cannot afford to have this prescription filled. 

What is a Physician Assistant and/or a Nurse Practitioner?

A Physician Assistant is a highly-trained, licensed individual who assists the physician in both the office and the operating room. A Physician Assistant works under the supervision of a physician to examine, diagnose and treat patients; becoming an important link between the patient and the doctor. 

A Nurse Practitioner is a Master’s prepared, highly-trained, licensed individual who assists the physician to provide quality healthcare in the office and operating room. The U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment says, “Nurse Practitioners provide care whose quality is equivalent to that of care provided by physicians.” 

Is Hip Replacement Surgery for You?

The decision whether to have hip replacement surgery should be a cooperative one between you, your family, your primary care doctor, and your orthopaedic surgeon. The process of making this decision typically begins with a referral by your doctor to an orthopaedic surgeon for an initial evaluation. While most patients who undergo hip replacement surgery are age 60 to 80, orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually. Recommendations for surgery are based on the extent of your pain, disability, and general health status, not solely on age (as age varies). You may benefit from hip replacement surgery if:

  • Hip pain limits your everyday activities such as walking, bending.
  • Hip pain continues while resting, either day or night
  • Stiffness in a hip limits your ability to move or lift your leg.
  • You have little pain relief from anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • You have harmful or unpleasant side effects from your hip
    medications.
  • Other treatments such as physical therapy don’t relieve hip
    pain.

    Is Total Knee Replacement for You?

    The decision whether to have total knee replacement surgery should be a cooperative one between you, your family, your family physician, and your orthopaedic surgeon. Your physician may refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation to determine if you could benefit from this surgery.

    Reasons that you may benefit from total knee replacement commonly include:

    • Severe knee pain that limits your everyday activities, including walking, going up and down stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. You may find it hard to walk more than a few blocks without significant pain and you may need to use a cane or walker.
    • Moderate or severe knee pain while resting, either day or night.
    • Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that doesn’t improve with rest or medications.
    • Knee deformity—a bowing in or out of your knee.
    • Knee stiffness—inability to bend and straighten your knee.
    • Failure to obtain pain relief from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, often are most effective in the early stages of arthritis. Their effectiveness in controlling knee pain varies greatly from person to person. These drugs may become less effective for patients with severe arthritis.
    • Inability to tolerate or complications from pain medications.
    • Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as cortisone injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries.
      Most patients who undergo total knee replacement are age 60 to 80, but orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually. Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, not age (as age varies). Patients as young as age 16 and older than 90 have undergone successful total knee replacement.

    What is a Continuous Passive Motion device?

    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated sample of your own blood composed primarily of high levels of platelets. Platelets are a critical component of the wound healing process. Importantly, platelets contain growth factors that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair. Harvest PRP delivers a concentration of platelets and growth factors that is roughly 4-6 times greater than found in whole blood.

    How Could PRP Be Used for My Treatment?

    The use of PRP varies from procedure to procedure. PRP is generally applied topically to the repair site. It is often applied to bone and soft tissue sites to accelerate tissue regeneration. Clinical studies have shown that application of PRP can help reduce bleeding, minimize pain, reduce infection rates, and optimize overall healing.

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    OUR OFFICE

    Dr. Mittal is offering on-line virtual visits to all patients. Call (918) 582-6800 to schedule a virtual visit.

    • Address:   1809 East 13th Street, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74104

     

    • Phone:   (918) 925-3230

     

    •  Fax:    (918) 582-6060

     

    • Hours:   Monday-Friday   8am to 5pm