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Frisch Ortho Hip and Knee Specialist
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What do I do if I have a problem or questions after surgery?

There is ALWAYS someone available to help you after surgery... ALWAYS. If you think you have ANY problem at all after surgery, you should do the following:

  • Call the office and ask for a member of the team. We have several people here during regular business hours to assist you. If possible, please try to call between 7AM and 4PM. For immediate assistance make a call. For other questions or concerns, please feel free to email and expect a response back via email or call within 24 hours.
  • What if no one answers and I have an emergency? Please continue to call each of the numbers above and if you get no response, contact the answering service at 248.650.1459.

    24 Hour Nurse available at 248.601.8844

  • What if I have a problem and it is after regular business hours or on a weekend or holiday? There is always someone available to help you. Call 248.650.1459 and speak with the off-hour answering service. They will then route you to whomever on the team is on call for immediate assistance. If you do not get through to someone, call Ascension Crittenton Hospital at 248.652.5000. Tell them you are a patient of ours and they will try to contact us through the hospital directory. If they cannot find someone to assist you, ask them to call your doctor (Dr. Frisch) directly; they have our home phone and cell phone numbers available.
  • Do not go to any emergency room unless absolutely necessary. If you go to an emergency room you will have to wait several hours to see someone who is not a specialist and does not have the experience or expertise that Dr. Frisch or his team has. They do not know about your surgery.
    • The only reasons to go to an emergency room is if you have chest pain, shortness of breath or some other medical problem.
    • If you must go to an emergency room, please make every effort to come to Ascension Crittenton Hospital where Dr. Frisch can direct your care.

Post-Operative Questions/Concerns (Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM)

24 Hour Nurse available at 248.601.8844

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center
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