When you have joint replacement surgery at Aspire Orthopedic Institute, your nurse navigator is a registered nurse who is by your side every step of the way.

This individual serves as your:

  • Advocate and go-to resource for any questions or concerns
  • Teacher about joint replacement surgery and what to expect
  • Communication bridge with your care team, which includes your surgeon, orthopedic nurses and rehabilitation therapists
  • Friend to provide emotional support to you and your family
  • Guide and cheerleader during your recovery
Renee Novak, Nurse Navigator
Renee, Novak, Nurse Navigator in Portland, Oregon

“I am the patient advocate who is here to provide education, encouragement, and enthusiasm — a combination of mom, teacher, and boot camp sergeant!”

Renee Novak, RN
Nurse Navigator, Aspire Orthopedic Institute, Portland, Oregon

Your nurse navigator relationship starts with a preoperative education class to ensure that you and your family are fully prepared for your elective joint replacement surgery. Learn more about the pre-op class.

Questions about—or for—your Aspire Orthopedic Institute nurse navigator?

Please call:

  • Portland: Renee Novak, RN, at 503-251-6287

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