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Improving Patient Outcomes: The Power of Female Surgeons

TruOrtho's female surgeons Dr. Naomi Shields, Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, and Dr. Jamie Lynch
Guiding Excellence Together: TruOrtho's Dynamic Trio of Female Surgeons, Dr. Naomi Shields , Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, and Dr. Jamie Lynch

In the dynamic realm of surgical care, an intriguing revelation is reshaping perspectives. Recent studies, including one published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) have unveiled a compelling correlation: female surgeons are yielding remarkably improved long-term outcomes for patients when compared to their male surgical colleagues. While the gender gap within surgery has persisted, these findings underscore the transformative influence of diversity in healthcare teams.

TruOrtho, the forefront of medical innovation, stands as a vivid testament to this trend. Home to an all-female team of accomplished fellowship trained and board certified orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, Dr. Jamie Lynch and Dr. Naomi Shields, embody excellence across specialties such as Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement, Shoulder and Sports Injuries, Foot and Ankle Disorders, and Stem Cell Therapy. With a profound commitment to enhancing lives, we embrace the significance of the two recent articles highlighting the female surgeon’s approach to an all-encompassing surgical care from the patient education pre-operatively , through the surgical expertise intra-operatively to the follow-up post-operatively.

The recent studies underline a captivating narrative: patients treated by female surgeons experience fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and a reduced risk of death. In a world where surgical precision and patient-centered care reign, female surgeons are proving their mettle. The meticulous approach and methodical pace they bring to the operating room manifest in outcomes that redefine excellence.

Differences in attitudes towards risk-taking, collaborative aptitude, and patient-centric decision-making have been suggested as potential contributors to the female surgeons improved outcomes . At TruOrtho, these qualities resonate with our values, elevating the care we deliver. It’s a fusion of expertise and empathy, driven by an unwavering mission to empower our patients to lead healthier, more active lives.

The diverse TruOrtho team, consisting of surgeons, staff, and physician assistants, poses together, embodying professionalism and unity.
At TruOrtho, we strive to provide the highest level of concierge orthopaedic care.

In a field where women remain a minority, TruOrtho’s trailblazing female surgeons provide a living testament to the transformative power of the female spirit. The dedication to improving patient outcomes is vividly echoed in our practice. As we continue to break barriers and redefine excellence, we stand firm in our commitment to patient care being our number one focus.

This inspiring evolution calls us all to reflect: when it comes to achieving exceptional patient outcomes, perhaps the key lies in a more diverse and inclusive approach. At TruOrtho, we’re proud to lead the way. As the healthcare landscape evolves, we invite you to join us in embracing the future of transformative surgical care.

For inquiries, appointments, or to learn more about our revolutionary approach to surgical excellence, visit or call us at 210-878-4116. Our team is excited to embark on this journey toward better patient outcomes with you.


Sources and Additional Reading:

  • JAMA Study: Surgeon Sex and Long-Term Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Common Surgeries Read More

  • JAMA Study: Differences in Cholecystectomy Outcomes and Operating Time Between Male and Female Surgeons in Sweden Read More

  • STAT News: Female surgeons have lower rates of long-term adverse outcomes than their male peers, study finds: Read More

  • Healthday: Female Surgeons Bring Better Outcomes for Patients, Two Studies Show Read More

  • US News: Female Surgeons Bring Better Outcomes for Patients, Two Studies Show Read More

  • WSJ: Female Surgeons Get Better Results Than Male Counterparts Read More

  • The Guardian: Patients have better outcomes with female surgeons, studies find Read More


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