New Patient Resources and FAQs

We would like to make your initial visit as smooth and comfortable as possible. Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your schedules appointment time so we can help you with important forms and answers any questions you may have.

This is Our Mission

The more information we have about your issue, the better we can assess it. Dr. Schildhorn strives to have as much thorough and detailed information about each patient as possible. This practice was established on long term results with a patient-centered approach.

Please be Mindful of Our Scheduling and Cancelation Policies

We understand that our patients’ time is valuable and can be limited. Dr. Schildhorn invests time in understanding each new patient’s personal healthcare needs. He considers each patient’s lifestyle prior to creating a healthy plan of action that promotes good medicine. To allow for enough time to be properly assessed, appointments can last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

To cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give us 48 hours notice so we may offer your appointment time to another patient. As our three orthopedic offices reside in New York, we understand that time is a valuable asset, so when we have the ability to see a patient sooner than expected, we make every effort to do so. There will be a no show fee of $100 for patients who cancel with no notice.


What Should I Wear?

Dr. Schildhorn is a very thorough surgeon who prefers an exact and meticulous evaluation prior to performing any surgical procedures. This often requires moving the affected joint or appendage through its entire range of motion in order to perform all the required orthopedic tests.

It is highly recommended for first-time patients to bring or wear athletic or gym attire. Please bring along shorts/leggings or sweatpants. You can also easily change clothes in our office.

What Should I Bring to my Appointment?

It is essential for Dr. Schildhorn and staff to collect as much information about your health and surgical history as possible. After the first visit, follow-up visits tend to be much simpler.Especially if you bring as much detailed history about yourself as possible.Dr. Schildhorn also takes in to account your lifestyle and athletic pursuits. As an avid exercise enthusiast himself, Dr. Schildhorn makes it a point for his patients to make a full return to activity and exercise. This is also a factor in avoiding follow-up surgeries or chronic pain.Please ensure that you bring the following:
• Insurance card
• Form of identification
• Any relative medical reports
• Form of payment. We currently do not accept credit cards for transactions under $100.
• Recent MRI Films and typed MRI report
• Recent X-Ray Films and typed X-Ray Report
• Operative reports, photos, or videos of prior surgery. (Ask your previous surgeon for these)
• Physician reports pertaining to this specific problem.
• Insurance Information
Your insurance information is collected prior to arrival at one of our New York offices, but you should bring insurance card(s) with you in the event an insurance authorization for services is required.



How Do I Get There?

Dr. Jeffrey Schildhorn has 3 New York office locations:

Main Office: 521 Park Avenue, #1, New York, NY, 10065
Greenwich Village: 200 W 13th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Forest Hills: 110-45 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375

There are two Metro stations located within 2 blocks of our Park Avenue office.
• N R or W train to the Lexington/59 Street stop
• F Q R to the Lexington/63rd Street stop.

It is very easy to get to Dr. Schildhorn’s office by public transit, however if you are driving, there is convenient parking nearby.

The closest parking garages are as follows:
• Icon Parking Garage
35-39 E 61st St, New York, NY 10021
• Central Parking
130 E 59th St New York, NY 10022
For a fee, street parking is available on 3rd Avenue.

Does Surgery Hurt?

Not necessarily. Administering the IV, and injecting local anesthetic when required can sting a little. But pain is very minimal throughout the process. Post-surgical rehab can be uncomfortable but a thorough rehabilitation process is essential for a
full recovery.

Will I be Out For A Long Time?

Some procedures can require some long term rest and recovery. The rest period depends on how extensive the damage to the area was and how much needed to be repaired. Minimal recovery time is one of the central tenants of Dr. Schildhorn’s approach to the surgical process.

Will I Be as Good as New?

In most cases, there is a return to full activity with a prescribed refrain from some of the lifestyle or exercise habits that may have contributed to the injury in the first place. Dr. Schildhorn has always made it a point to help his patients return to full activity and continue to move and exercise.

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