Dr. Milne’s surgery days are Wednesday and Friday. Once you have decided for surgical treatment of your problem, you may call Wendy Wertel at Ph: 314-991-2013 to schedule your surgery. If you have a specific day in mind, please allow 2-4 weeks advance notice to attempt to fulfill your request.
All aspects of your surgery scheduling will be handled by Wendy including the precertification of your surgery with the insurance company. If you are scheduling your surgery in person, you will be given a packet with instructions for your surgery, as well as a map to the surgery center or hospital where you will be having your operation. If you are scheduling your surgery by phone or via email, the packet with your surgery instructions and directions will be mailed to you. If you have any questions regarding your surgery, you may call Wendy at Ph: 314-991-2013.
All surgeries are performed 100% by Dr. Milne himself. Dr. Milne’s Physician Assistant, Drew Vandas PA-C assists him in surgery as well as an experienced team of operating room nurses that have worked extensively with Dr. Milne over the last several years. After your surgery, Dr. Milne will speak with both you and your family. Someone from our office or the surgery center will call you at home the following day to see how you are progressing and to answer any questions. You will be given written home instructions regarding medical prescriptions, physical therapy, and follow-up appointments.
Sometimes Dr. Milne has identified a local or national surgeon who is more specialized or proficient in the procedure or surgery that a patient may need. In these cases where Dr. Milne feels a referral is in the patient’s best interest he will recommend the patient to this surgeon or facility. This is in line with his philosophy of “always acting in the patient’s best interest, no matter what.”
Please be notified that Dr. Milne has a minority ownership interest in some of the facilities where he operates or orders imaging. He has no financial interest in any hospital or physical therapy provider and is in compliance with all state and federal legislation in this area.
You have complete freedom of choice as you select your providers and facilities. We only make referrals to physicians and facilities where we ourselves or our own families have or would have care, procedures, or testing done. We would be happy to provide you with the names of other service providers if you would prefer.