What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring to your appointment:
- Photo ID
- Current Insurance Card(s)
- Co-payment(s), if required
Do I need a referral to see a physician at Minimally Invasive Orthopedics?
Our office does not require a physician referral to be seen by our physicians; however, your insurance company may require a referral. Please check with your insurance company prior to calling for an appointment.
Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery?
Generally, individuals who are fit, healthy, and have fewer pre-existing medical conditions are the best candidates for minimally invasive surgery.
People with very high body mass index (BMI) are often not good candidates for this type of procedure. Lower BMIs allow smaller incisions. Body mass index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
Previous surgeries and extensive scarring make muscle sparring procedures more difficult; however, even in these patients, tissue trauma can be reduced through meticulous surgical technique.
While it may not be possible to perform a muscle sparring approach in all instances, we can often still use minimally invasive techniques.