How do I contact Reconstructive Orthopaedics?
513-793-3933 is Reconstructive Orthopaedics’ phone number. No matter which location you are trying to contact, please call this number and our friendly operators will direct your call to the correct location.
What are your hours of operation?
Clinics are open weekdays during the hours shown below:
Montgomery: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fairfield: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lebanon: Monday through Thursday in the afternoons (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fort Wright: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where are you located?
Reconstructive Orthopaedics has four convenient locations in the Greater Cincinnati area including Montgomery, Fairfield, and Lebanon. For more information on the different locations, please click here.
What services are offered at each location?
A full complement of orthopedic evaluation and treatment services are available at each of our offices including comprehensive diagnostics and x-rays. The Fairfield and Montgomery offices have physical therapy on-site to treat your orthopedic injury. When the physical therapy facilities are connected to your orthopedic surgeon’s office, it provides more efficient of communication between your doctor and therapist. This ensures a better progression of the treatment plan.
MRI services are also available at Fairfield which enables efficient scheduling of your imaging study. The radiologists at Proscan provide expert readings of the MRI, so that your surgeon can make the best decision for you.
Do I need a referral to see a Reconstructive physician?
The answer to this question depends on your individual insurance policy. Some insurance policies require a referral from a primary care physician in order to see a Reconstructive Orthopaedics’ specialist. Consult your insurance policy information to determine if you are required to have a referral.
How should I prepare for surgery?
Preparing for surgery begins when you decide that you will have a surgical procedure. Preauthorization for surgery with your insurance company will be handled by the staff at ROI. Physical and pre-operative lab tests will occur about one-two weeks before the day of surgery. Typically, your orthopedic surgeon’s scheduler will help you make an appointment at your primary care physician’s office. Special soaps or cleaning agents will be given if necessary. You will be told to mark an “X” on the site of surgery with a marker before you come to the hospital
- How should I handle my medications before surgery?
Most medications for blood pressure and heart conditions should be taken with a sip of water the morning of surgery. You will be fasting before surgery, so insulin or other diabetic medications should be withheld. Other medications and vitamins should also be withheld.
- What happens the day of surgery?
Typically, you will be told an exact time to arrive at the hospital or surgery center. This arrival time will be about two-three hours before your time of surgery. This is to ensure that the nurses and anesthesia doctors have enough time to prepare you for surgery. An IV will usually be inserted for medications and fluids. You should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to get on and off. Plan on removing all clothing before surgery and wearing a gown that the nurse will give you. If you are nervous, a medication to calm you down will be given by the anesthesia doctor.
What should I expect after surgery?
- How long will I be off work? This is highly variable depending on the surgery you have done and the type of work you do. Typically, if you have a physically taxing occupation that requires standing and lifting, you can expect to be off work about a month. If you have a desk job that is not physically demanding, you may be able to return to work in two weeks or less.
- When will I be able to drive? You can begin to drive when you have full function of your arms and legs. This is usually about two-four weeks after surgery, but your doctor will tell you more specifically.
- Will I need help at home? Yes. The night after anesthesia, it is best that you have someone in the house with you. After the first day, assistance with daily living activities is usually needed for about a week or sometimes longer. Again, this is variable depending on the surgery and the individual involved.
Which hospitals do you go to?
Our doctors have surgical privileges at several area hospitals and outpatient surgical centers including:
Bethesda North Hospital Mercy Hospital Fairfield
Jewish Hospital Kenwood Butler County Medical Center
Evendale Medical Center West Chester Medical Center
We interact with many hospitals and doctors throughout the region. Contact us or call us at 513-793-3933 to discuss how we can work with your local health care providers.
Am I responsible for charges not covered by my insurance?
Yes. You are responsible for:
- Co-payments – This is a flat fee that you pay for each visit to the office, to Physical Therapy or MRI. The amounts are normally listed on your insurance ID card if your insurance plan requires you to pay co-pays for services. Copays are due at time of service.
- Your plan deductible – is how much you pay, every year, before your insurance starts paying. This can vary for certain services. Check your policy.
- Co-insurance – is how much you pay AFTER you’ve paid the whole deductible amount. Your plan may have this element. Check your policy.
- Luxury Items – items considered a Luxury Item are commonly waterproof casts (Gortex) and investigational items. You will be advised of these items prior to receiving treatment. Payment for these items are due at time of service.
- Non Covered Charges – certain items are not covered in many plans. For example, a post-op shoe is frequently not a Covered Item.
Are your physicians board certified?
All of our physicians are required to be “board eligible” or “board certified” in their individual society and specialty. Board eligibility means they are in the process of completing certain clinical requirements prior to receiving their certification. When eligible, each physician is required to obtain board certification. Our physicians regularly attend continuing medical education courses and conferences to stay up-to-date with the latest available treatment options.