Yes, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists has state-of-the-art digital X-Ray imaging equipment right in our office so you won’t have to travel across town or even across the street if you should require this service. Certified X-Ray technicians take your X-Rays and can provide them to you on a CD if requested.
If your physician determines that MRI or CT Scan is essential for an accurate diagnosis, then you can take advantage of the cutting edge technology provided by White Memorial Medical Center just steps away or other convenient facilities as directed by your health plan.
In almost every situation, your health insurance plan will cover the surgery once it is determined medically necessary. It’s very important that you provide us with the most current information on your specific coverage and plan ID so that appropriate arrangements can be made to minimize the approval process and help you focus on a rapid and full recovery. Should you have any questions as to your particular plan benefits payable with your specific diagnosis and treatment plan, please contact our Billing Office at (323) 264-7600 or send your question by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be certain to include “Insurance Coverage?” In the subject line and allow up to 48 hours for a response.
The location of your surgical procedure will be determined by your specialized treatment plan and prompt availability of the appropriate setting. In many cases, inpatient surgical procedures can be accommodated at the White Memorial Medical Center or, if specified by your health insurance coverage, another convenient, high-quality hospital setting. However, should your treatment plan require an outpatient facility, we will make prompt arrangements for your procedure at White Memorial Medical Center on our campus or nearby Plaza Surgery Center in Monterey Park.
You need to take your regular medications the night before at the scheduled time. However, if you take Coumadin, Plavix, or Aspirin, these should be stopped one week before your surgery date. The only medication permissible on the morning of your surgery is your blood pressure prescription with only one sip of water. If you still have questions, it is essential to check with your surgeon before the procedure or your primary care physician about any medication concerns.
This is usually determined by your primary care provider as they're responsible for managing and maintaining your overall health. Prior to scheduling a surgical procedure, our schedulers will work with your doctor's office to ensure you are physically and mentally ready for surgery.