FAQs

What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at .

Why is arthroscopy necessary?

Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT scan also may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies.

What are the joints that can be viewed with an Arthroscope?

Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist. As engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

  • Health Insurance Carrier (Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Cigna, Great-West, Healthnet, Pacificare, UHP and any PPO private insurance)
  • IPA or Medical Group (The IPA will be listed on the authorization or referral form you received)
    • Please ensure that you contacted your family doctor or primary care physician for the authorization
  • Physician Name that kindly referred you to our practice
  • Body part or joint that you would like to see a provider for
  • Patient Information
    • Patient Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Address
    • Phone Number
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Methodist Hospital of Southern California
  • San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
  • Garfield Medical Center
  • Alhambra Hospital Medical Center