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General FAQ

How do I make an appointment?

Simply call us at during our working hours or you can request an appointment online using this form.

What to bring for your initial consultation?

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. and any other relevant information you want Dr. G to review
  • List of medications (if any)

We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you visit the doctor.

Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

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 and federal law. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

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

The post-operative recovery period varies based on both the surgery and the demands of your job.

How long before I can resume driving?

You should not drive until cleared by Dr. G. You should never, under any circumstances, drive if you do not feel safe to operate the vehicle or if you are under the influence of narcotic or sedating medications.

When can I resume exercise?

This varies widely depending on the procedure performed. In general, we don’t like patients to get “sweaty” until the sutures are removed. Thus, for the first two weeks walking should be your only exercise. After the sutures are removed at the first visit then typically recumbent bike and core exercises are allowed. Other arm, shoulder, back and chest exercises will be incorporated depending on the particular surgery.

How do I contact after hours?

There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. Call  .

Disclaimer: All information presented on this website is intended for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. The information contained herein is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are not a patient of Dr. Garrigues then consult your physician for medical advice. If you are a patient of Dr. Garrigues then please refer to the instructions given to you at the time of your procedure as every procedure and every patient has nuanced differences–these are only intended as guidelines.