SURGERY TIME LINES
Dr. Burke surgery Scheduling
Friday – 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
All surgeries are performed at either UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC or the Harmar Outpatient Surgery Center.
UPMC St. Margaret
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Once you have decided to have surgery, you may call MJ at (412) 784-5782. If you have a specific day in mind, please notify MJ and she will make every attempt to accommodate your request. Most of your surgery scheduling will be handled by our office including the pre-certification 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 hospital where you will be having your operation. If you are scheduling your surgery by phone your surgery packet will be mailed to you.
All surgeries are performed by Dr. Burke himself. Dr. Burke’s physician’s assistant, Kelli Miller assists him in surgery along with an experienced team of operating room nurses who work exclusively with Burke on his cases. After your surgery, Dr. Burke will speak with both you and your family. Kelli will call you at home the following day to see how you are progressing. You will be given written instructions regarding postoperative guidelines to follow and return appointments.
Kelli will give you instructions regarding physical therapy (if applicable) prior to your discharge from the hospital or after your first post-operative visit along with a written prescription that needs to be presented to your physical therapist at your first visit. If at anytime you, your family, or your therapist have questions regarding your care please direct them to Kelli Miller by phone at (412) 784-5784 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Burke works closely with a physician assistant, Kelli Miller PA-C. With the demands of a physician’s time in today’s health care environment, it is difficult to perform every facet of each patient’s care. Besides office visits and surgery there are many tasks that the physician assistant manages and assists with patient care.
Dr. Burke has great faith in Kelli’s training and ability to assist him in patient care. Occasionally the patients will speak with Kelli on the phone or see him in the office during their post-op care. If at any time you would like to speak with or see Dr. Burke, please do not hesitate to ask. He is always available to his patients when necessary.
We realize you have a choice in your orthopedic care. We thank you for your interest in Burke and Bradley Orthopedics