Surgical intervention for hand and upper extremity disorders can
range from simple, outpatient procedures such as the removal of ganglion
cysts, to complex reconstruction of the hand in the event of a
If your physician determines that your injury requires surgery, you
will be referred to our Surgery Evaluation Center. Located on the first
floor of the St.Vincent Orthopedic Center, the Surgery Evaluation Center
is where all your pre-operative testing – chest x-rays, blood tests,
physical exams – will be done.
Results from the pre-op testing are entered directly into your chart,
which is readily available for your physician to refer to as necessary.
Your surgeon will receive notification of any concerns that may arise
from the pre-op testing so that he or she can determine whether your
surgery can take place as scheduled.
On the day of your surgery, you will come back to the St.Vincent
Orthopedic Center, where the registration process will be quick and
easy, thanks to pre-registration that is done by phone several days
before your surgery date.
Your procedure will be performed in one of our state-of-the-art
surgical suites, built to allow surgeons to teleconference with other
specialists when necessary. The pre-operative and recovery areas where
you will be treated are used for orthopedic patients only.
If your operation requires an overnight stay, you will be cared for
on an inpatient unit dedicated to patients with hand and upper extremity
injuries. The staff on this unit has specialized training and expertise
in helping patients with orthopedic injuries recover and return to
normal activities as quickly as possible.
If an injury or
chronic disease is interfering with your ability to use your hands and
upper extremities, let us help. Call the St.Vincent Orthopedic Center
for an appointment today at (317) 338-3800 or 1-800-338-CARE.