Emergencies

CALL YOUR SURGEON IMMEDIATELY IF:

  • Increasing redness, swelling, and significant drainage from the incision site
  • Fever greater than 101.5˚
  • Inability to tolerate food and fluids after surgery
  • Breathing difficulties: in rare cases, temporary breathing difficulties can occur in patients who have had a regional block or a pain catheter

For emergency calls during normal business hours, please call (314) 514-3500. After 4:30pm, please call the after-hours exchange at (314) 388-5550.

To contact your physician for a non-urgent question, please call your physician’s nurse or medical assistant with the contact information provided to you during your office visit.

 

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