Brett J. Gilbert, M.D.

Primary Specialty:
Orthopaedics - Adult Joint Reconstruction Surgery

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3100 Duraleigh Road
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612

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120 William Penn Plaza
Durham, NC 27704

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1803 Forest Hills Road
Wilson, NC 27893

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Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center, LLC
7921 ACC Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27617

Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center, and furthered his training with an Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Gilbert is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has a broad range of knowledge in general orthopaedics. Dr. Gilbert specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis. His areas of surgical expertise include:

• minimally invasive hip and knee replacements
• partial knee replacements
• Makoplasty robotically assisted joint replacements (hip and knee)
• knee arthroscopy
• hip resurfacing
• revision hip and knee replacements
• computer assisted surgery
• gender specific joint replacements
• rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery

Dr. Gilbert practices at Rex Hospital and North Carolina Specialty Hospital. He has been in practice since 2008.

Dr. Gilbert in the News:
- View Dr. Gilbert's Partial Knee Replacement Rex Healthcare interview.
- View Dr. Gilbert's Hip Resurfacing Rex Healthcare interview.
- View Dr. Gilbert’s interview on Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Replacements.
- View Dr. Gilbert's physician spotlight profile featured in Triangle Medical News.

Undergraduate: University of Illinois
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Duke University Medical Center

Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association

Patient Testimonials:

Bilateral Knee Replacements
Had both knees replaced 4 months apart. Pre-ops, surgeries and follow-ups were all highly professional. Recovery has been excellent--back to a physical job in less than 2 months both times, and I have had no physical issues since. Feel "good as new" less than 1 year after the 2nd surgery!

Immediate difference
Excellent Surgeon. Hip replacement performed early in the morning, walked that evening and went home the next day!

I'm active again!
At 39, I was horrified to find out I needed total hip replacement. To say I was afraid my adventurous life was over was an understatement. The hip doctor I was seeing recommended that I see Dr. Gilbert. His comment was that he specializes in hip repair for young people. I took his advice and saw Dr. Gilbert for a second opinion. I was not disappointed. His patience, understanding and bedside manner were great and just what I needed. Not only did he listened to my concerns and give me a hip that does not greatly limit my activities; he worked with my Crohn’s doctors to insure all my medical needs were met. Not just the hip. His attention to the smallest details and willingness to customize my care to meet my specific needs made the whole process a whole lot easier than it could have been. I’ve had my new hip for 2 years now and I still love it. I hike, play golf, ride a bike, do yoga, and best of all, I can sit cross legged on the floor!!! I’ve not been able to do that in years! Thanks to Dr. Gilbert, I’m looking forward to many more active years.

Walked into office two weeks post-op!
Many people told me horror stories and warned me it would take a long time to recover. I don't remember the surgery itself, but I do know I was using the walker the first day. The second night was the worst night for pain, but after that it was tolerable. Two weeks later I threw away the special pain pills, the walker, crutches and cane. I walked into the office for my two week follow up. Like many, I wish I had done this sooner. I would track Dr. Gilbert down when it comes time for the other knee and/or hips. I loved his positive manner.

Two Total Knee Replacements
Dr. Gilbert performed 2 total knee replacements on me - one in July and one in October. I am very happy with the results. I recovered quickly and was very impressed with the whole process. Before I even went for surgery I had home health care nurses visit my home to help me prepare and after they came as well. Dr. Gilbert's staff handled the hospital appointment scheduling and everything for me. It was a seamless process for me. All I had to do was show up. The whole staff is great there. I wish I would have done it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Gilbert for knee surgery. Don't put it off - you will feel so much better afterward!

I trust Dr. Gilbert
Dr. Brett Gilbert is an excellent knee surgeon. I would highly recommend him for his expertise in his field. I had minimal pain and recoup time and was walking with a cane in 1 and half weeks and driving in 4 weeks.

Very impressed with recovery
Having total knee replacement surgery is not an activity in which one participates and then just 'walks' away. Fortunately, only one knee had to be replaced stemming from an injury from 30 years ago. But, if I needed to have the other knee replaced, my first call would be to Dr. Gilbert. If he could not perform the surgery, there would have to be a non-elective need for me to go to someone else. As far as I can tell, the procedure went perfectly - even for 'one of the worst knees the doc had ever seen'! I am now pain free and have all the mobility in the knee that I will ever need. Thanks Dr. Gilbert!

Happy with every step of both surgeries
Dr. Gilbert and his staff are very patient oriented. I had my right knee replaced September 2010. Prior to my surgery he discussed everything with me as to what to expect after the operation. Thanks to Dr. Gilbert, I was able to play tennis in five and a half months. I had such good results with my right knee, I had him replace the left knee January 2012. The recovery time for the second knee replacement was shorter than the first. Thanks again to Dr. Gilbert and TOA. I am back on the courts enjoying tennis again.

Wonderful doctor and staff
Dr. Gilbert performed a complete hip replacement on my right hip. My new hip feels so natural, I don't know I have an artificial hip. Gilbert also performed a complete knee replacement on my right knee. I remember when I couldn't use my right leg since I was in so much pain. My knee surgery was done a little more than 3 months ago. The surgery was done on a Wednesday and I went home Friday the same week. Dr. Gilbert's staff is very friendly and helpful. I never feel rushed or that I'm asking a foolish question.

Great Experience
Dr. Gilbert was excellent! Had my knee "scoped" to repair torn meniscus. No problems whatsoever and the knee is perfect now. Can't say enough about my experience. Thanks!

Left and right hip replacements, 2011
When I was told I would need hip replacement, it was hard for me to believe this was necessary, but I had gotten to the point that I couldn't walk for long periods of time without stiffness and pain. After meeting and talking to Dr. Gilbert and reading about his education and background, I put my confidence in him and have never regretted for a minute having this surgery. It's been a year and I am 500 times better. Dr. Gilbert is a surgeon you can trust to do what's best for you.

Bilateral hip replacement
I went to several orthopaedic doctors prior to Dr. Gilbert over a 2-year period. Everybody said I had back problems from just being old and worn out. Dr. Gilbert came in to see me the first time with a copy of my x-rays and said "here is your problem right here, and it can be fixed". In less than 30 days I had a new left hip and 3 months later, a new right hip. I am 70 years old and went BACK TO WORK FULL TIME 5 weeks after surgery. My life has changed completely. I can shop with my granddaughter again and am back to my hobby of quilting/sewing. Life is wonderful and Dr. Gilbert is AWESOME. I owe my freedom of movement to Dr. Gilbert. Thanks for putting me back out in the world again!!!

Always shows concern
I am73 years old and had a total knee replacement at Rex Hospital on June 18, 2012 by Dr. Gilbert. I found him and his staff to always be totally concerned about your problem and willing to do their very best to answer any and all of my questions. I was totally happy with everything and my new knee feels better than it has since my youth.

Knee replacement
I am extremely pleased with the results of my knee replacement surgery. My physical therapist tells me that my recovery is about three months ahead of the average recovery rate for this surgery. Every nurse, physical therapist that I have spoken with says that Dr. Gilbert is the best and his patients tend to recover faster from surgery. He is friendly, thorough and has a great bedside manner to boot! I highly recommend Dr. Brett Gilbert if you are contemplating knee replacement surgery.


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