What time is my surgery scheduled for?
The surgery start time will be determined by 3:00pm the day before your procedure. Keep in mind that the scheduled time can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. You may also be called the morning of surgery and asked to come in earlier, so please keep the day free and be available.
What kind of anesthesia?
The decision is made with a discussion between you and the anesthesiologist, with Dr. Besh’s recommendation. See Types of Anesthesia.
Will Dr. Besh be performing my surgery?
Yes, Dr. Besh is your surgeon.
When will I be able to drive?
This differs from patient to patient, but typically in 1 to 2 weeks. You should NEVER drive while taking narcotics.
How long will I be off work?
Typically, the first two weeks you will be taken off for surgery. You will then be given appropriate modifications until you are finally released to full duty.
Who do I contact about my insurance and billing questions?
Please contact our billing department for any questions. They can be reached at (510) 505-1090.
How do I apply for SDI? (Disability)
You are required to apply on-line at www.edd.ca.gov. Complete the forms electronically. Once you have completed your portion, you will be given a receipt number starting with R1000000_________. Once you have received that number, provide it to one of the medical assistants so our office can complete the doctor’s certificate.