Office Visit Questions
How can I make an appointment?
You can call the office or submit an appointment request through this website. When you call, a representative in the office will ask you a few questions to make sure thatyour surgeon is the best doctor for your problem.
What insurances does your surgeon accepts?
Please refer to the insurance page to see in which insurances your surgeon participates. It is always advised to verify your benefits with your insurance provider prior to scheduling an appointment or surgery. If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage, subject to the availability of “out-of-network” benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.
What should I bring for my first appointment?
Please bring your insurance card(s), referral letter (if required), government-issued photo identification, any prior surgical or medical records, including office notes and operative reports, prior imaging (disc or hard copy) and associated reports, and your list of current medications and allergies. Please bring completed copies of your New Patient Form.
Do I need physical therapy before my surgery?
Your surgeon strongly recommends a single, one-on-one, pre-operative physical therapy session with one of our therapists. This session can be scheduled on the same day as your other pre-surgical testing appointments. If you have limited therapy benefits through your insurance, please be advised that this session will count against those benefits, but it is well worth it.
Will I need blood transfusion?
It is very rare that patients need blood transfusions after joint replacements. The decision is largely based on postoperative blood count. Other considerations include whether there are associated symptoms such as lightheadedness, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. The decision to proceed with a transfusion will be between you, your surgeon, and the medical doctors taking care of you in the hospital. We always respect patient rights regarding blood transfusion.
How long does the surgery take?
Replacement surgeries typically require about one hour of operative time. If the surgery is a revision or a difficult case the procedure may take several hours.
How will my family know when the surgery was completed
Following your procedure your surgeon will speak with your family members.