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General

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?

No. We do not accept HMO plans, but as always please check with your insurance company to see if a referral is necessary.

What to bring for your initial consultation?

For your initial consultation, you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if required.

Here is check list for your initial consultation:

  • Drivers License or valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral letter or note (if applicable)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, prior surgical images
  • List of medications (if any)

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 do I contact after hours?

There will be a physician point of contact 24 hours a day for any urgent questions you may have. Please call our office line to receive this number.

Surgical

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 in further detail at time of your pre-operative appointment.

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

The post-operative recovery period varies based on your surgery. Dr. Alvi will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.

How long before I can resume driving?

You should wait until you are off all narcotic medications before driving after surgery. The effects of anesthetic and surgery can affect judgment and reflexes during the first week following your surgery. Your surgeon will provide more specifics after considering your condition. You should generally wait until you are not taking narcotics and it has been at least 24-48 hours after surgery to drive.

When can I resume exercise?

Dr. Alvi will instruct you about post-treatment exercise, including the type and the duration to be followed.