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A 28-year-old female asked:

how long does it usually take to schedule non-emergency orthopedic surgery?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Medical Bureaucracy: There is no way to answer this question in this forum. Every surgery center will have their own schedules and norms. This would be best directed to your surgeon's office.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: Depending on location, surgeon, type of elective procedure, insurance, hospital, etc, it can be a myriad of possibilities. What procedure are you planning to schedule?
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Jun 13, 2013
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Dr. Wenjay Sung commented
Podiatry 14 years experience
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That procedure can be done by many surgeons. You may want to ask around about different schedules, but usually the wait isn't longer than 1-2 months. However, every surgeon is different. Hope that helps!
Jun 13, 2013
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends!: Generally outpatient elective orthopedic surgery can be scheduled anywhere from 2/3 days or as long as ~ 6 wks after your DX is made. Depends on how busy your surgeon is, type of elective surgery u are undergoing ( assume ctr) and mundane factors such as insurance 2nd opinions etc... Good luck!
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Depends on lots of factors, but if your healthy, it can be done the same day in some instances or the next day. No food or drink for 8 hours prior is needed. Commonly elective surgery patients often get their medical doctor to check them out and give them a medical clearance for most surgery, not all. You get blood work to make sure there are no irregularities, an EKG & chest xray for some.Basics.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Very difficult 2 say: it depends on a few factors. how busy Ur surgeon is, as well as how crowed is the surgery schedule with all the other surgeons practicing. also if any co-morbidities U may need an internist 2 clear U. also U may B scheduled 4 a certain time, but since elective, Ur case can B bumped by another surgeon that time & day with an emergency.

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