Shoulder and Elbow

Welcome to the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Bone and Joint Institute - Shoulder and Elbow

The Shoulder Elbow Service wishes to extend a warm welcome to all their patients; past, present and future. In addition to being board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, they are fellowship-trained in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. Their expertise includes: arthroscopic surgery, treatment of sports injuries, total joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow and fractures. They hold a unique position in Central Pennsylvania in their ability to combine extensive clinical and surgical experience with current research. This means that they can offer the best solution for your shoulder or elbow problem. We want you to know that the advice they give to their patients is the same advice they would give to a family member. They strive to make your experience a pleasant one and hope to meet you in the near future.

Postoperative Rehabiliation Protocols:

Appointments or referrals can be made directly by calling Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute at 717-531-5638 or Careline at 717-531-6955 or 800-243-1455.

 If you are a physician making a referral, you may call Penn State MD Network at 717-531-5880 or 800-233-4082.

 

You will find world class orthopaedic care at any of the locations listed below. To schedule an appointment, call the location nearest you.

 

Hospital Admissions and Billing

While you are a patient at Penn State Hershey, we want to do everything possible to make your surgery and stay convenient and comfortable. If you are scheduled for admission to our hospital, you may want to review the following list of questions about our admissions and billing procedures before you arrive.

How am I admitted to the hospital?

Patients are pre-admitted by their surgical coordinator at the outpatient clinic. The coordinator is responsible for obtaining your financial information and scheduling your admission time to Penn State Hershey. He or she can also answer any questions you have about insurance. Additionally, your physician may request some tests to be done before you are admitted. The surgical coordinator or your doctor’s office will arrange for an appointment to have the tests completed on an outpatient basis.

Where do I go the day of my surgery?

On the day you are scheduled for admission, you will check-in at the Admissions Office, located near the hospital’s main lobby. Patients should make plans for someone to drive them to Penn State Hershey. Parents must accompany patients who are younger than 18 years old. Once you have checked in, a patient services representative will show you to your room where you will be introduced to your nurse and given an admissions information packet. If you were admitted through the Emergency Department, you will be assigned a bed by the operating room. A patient services representative will contact you once you have been assigned your room.

What do I need to bring with me to the Admissions Office?

Be prepared to provide your identification, insurance card and any necessary deductible or insurance copayment. If you are admitting a child, you will need to provide the hospital with written consent to provide your child with medical care. Guardians must bring legal proof of guardianship.

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