Accessibility Tools

How do I make an appointment?

Simply call us at during our working hours or you can request an appointment online using this form.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Generally, no. Because we are out-of-network, referrals are usually not necessary. However, some insurances do require referrals for out-of-network reimbursement later. Check with your insurance company to see your specific policy’s requirements.

What to bring for your initial consultation?

Here is check list for your initial consultation:

  • Driver’s License or a valid photo ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you visit the doctor.

Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

How long do I need time off work after the surgery?

The post-operative recovery period can vary widely depending on the type of surgery, the details of your surgical issue, your health, and your job requirements.

On average, our patients can return to:

  • Desk work at 2 weeks
  • Part-time on-your-feet work at 4 weeks
  • Full-time on-your-feet work at 6 weeks
  • Manual labor or light athletic activity beyond 8 weeks

We recommend patients take 6-12 weeks off work, to allow for any variations in this post-operative schedule.

How do I contact after hours?

We are available 24/7. You will be provided with contact details following your surgery.

What are the non-surgical treatment options?

The non-surgical treatment options include rest, medications, injections, and physical/occupational therapy. More specific details can be provided during your appointment.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

Getting range of motion, coordination, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. Additionally, you will need to relearn your new, optimal joint. This will require unlearning any compensational habits formed during your pre-operative diseased state. Physical therapy is the fastest, most direct way to do this.

What are the risks associated with surgery?

As with any surgery, risks include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, stiffness and nerve damage. Your doctor will discuss the risks associated with your specific procedure.

When can I return to daily activities?

This varies depending on the specifics of your procedure and can range from a few days to a few months. Returning to all activities, sports and exercise can take up to four to six months. Your doctor will advise you depending on your health condition.

When can I resume driving?

While there are few medical concerns with driving, safety is our utmost concern. You can resume driving when:

  • You’re safe to yourself.
  • You’re safe to others.
  • Your break-reaction time is good.
  • Other people deem your judgement to be good.

Most of our patients can drive themselves to their first post-operative visit. Check with your auto insurance company to see if there are any specific post-operative requirements to your insurance coverage.

When can I resume exercise?

You can begin exercise with your physical therapist’s oversight as soon as they think you are ready. We do not recommend exercising the surgical limb outside of physical therapy before 8 weeks.

What can happen if surgery is avoided?

Some complications of not undergoing an orthopaedic surgery for your condition include pain, loss of joint motion, joint weakness, numbness, falling, and worsening deformity.

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