Pre-Operative Information

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your surgery at any time, please call your surgery scheduler or doctor's office 36 hours prior to any procedure

Surgery Schedulers

Should you need to make any changes to your already scheduled surgery, please contact your doctor's surgery scheduler directly at (310) 546-3461.

Dr. Thomas: Ask for Brianna
Dr. Mealer & Dr. Cha: Ask for Theresa
Dr. Ahn, Dr. Mellano & Dr. Valdez: Ask for Dayana

Refrain from eating 12 hours prior to surgery.

This includes ANY and all liquids and foods (even snacks). We ask you not to eat because it presents a risk to your health during the surgery.

Make travel arrangements.

Arrange to have someone drop you off and pick you up from your procedure. You will be under anesthetic and will be unable to operate a vehicle.

Make time for your recovery.

Having surgery is a big deal for your body. Although you might feel great a day or two after, please allow your body enough time to heal. Depending on your injury, your doctor will tell you exactly how long you can expect your recovery to be. Take the time to rest and let your body do the work!


Post-Operative Information

Cool that site.

Applying ice packs or cooling wraps to the site of your injury will decrease inflammation and increase recovery time. Your doctor will help you pick the right cooling method for your injury.

Take it easy.

When your doctor says no stairs after your knee surgery, it's definitely for a reason. Take it easy and allow your body to fully recover before returning to normal activities. Depending on your injury, your doctor will advise you on exactly how long you can expect your recovery to take.

Do the physical therapy.

The benefits of physical therapy are amazing in aiding in injury recovery. If you are prescribed physical therapy after your procedure, stick to your recovery plan to ensure the best possible results.


Surgery Centers


Coast Surgery Center

3445 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 110
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 325-4445

If you are having your surgery at Coast, please log on to coastsurgerycenter.com and click on the Patient Rights/Forms tab on the left side of their homepage. Download and bring these forms with you on the day of your surgery.
DO NOT SIGN YOUR FORMS until you get to the surgery center.

 


Torrance Memorial Hospital

3300 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 517-4754

Please call to pre-register for your surgery.

 


Little Company of Mary Hospital

4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 303-6160

Little Company of Mary will contact you before your date of surgery. In the event that you do not receive a phone call, please call to pre-register.

 


Beach District Surgery Center

514 North Prospect Avenue, Suite 100
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-2707

Beach District Surgery Center will contact you before the date of your surgery. In the event that you do not receive a phone call, please call to p