FAQs

What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (619) 299-8500.

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:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Current Insurance Cards
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)
  • Co-Pay/Co-Insurance (for your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover)

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COVID-19 Updates

Appointments

To provide options for our patients during these uncertain times, we are offering both in-office visits for new and established patients, and TeleHealth visits for our established patients.  To schedule an office visit or a TeleHealth visit, please call 619-299-8500, option 2.

Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID transmission, provide a safer environment and promote social distancing, we are asking that patients avoid bringing visitors to their appointment. We are only allowing the patient into the waiting room and exam rooms. Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patient unless there is a medical necessity.

We are also requiring that any patient or visitor wear a face covering before entering our facility. Thank you for understanding and for helping us keep you and your greater community healthy.

Ensuring Your Safety

The safety of our patients and staff are top priority.  We are following strict disinfection protocols and continuously monitoring CDC guidelines and updates. We perform daily temperature checks on all staff and visitors, and require that staff members showing any symptoms stay at home to get well. We continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and alter our operations accordingly. 

As always, we appreciate our patients and thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We wish you and your families good health, now and always.