Our staff coordinates the elective surgical scheduling during normal office offices from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. They can be reached directly at 952-224-8500. Emergency surgeries are scheduled by Dr. Silverman.
Because Dr. Silverman’s surgical time tends to fill, it may not be possible to schedule your surgery as soon as you would like. If you can be flexible with time and/or location, we may be able to arrange your treatment and get you on the road to recovery sooner . If you wish to be placed on our waiting list for cancellations, please notify our staff. Since cancellations are unpredictable and often last minute, it is possible that with an advance notice of 24 hours, you could have the opportunity to access an available opening in the schedule.
Dr. Silverman performs surgery every day of the week, scheduling with several hospitals on a routine basis. Although emergencies are rare, they do require Dr. Silverman’s immediate attention and can alter the time your surgery may be performed. Please understand that our staff has no control over the time surgeries are scheduled and can not honor requests for specific times.
Here is the list of Surgical Centers from which you may select. Click here for locations:
- Greenway Surgery Center
- United Hospital
- Fairview Ridges Hospital
- Fairview Southdale Hospital
It may take one week to get approval for elective surgery from your insurance carrier. For cases involving third party payers, such as workman’s compensation, approval may be delayed much longer. In an effort to control your health insurance costs, your insurance carrier may dictate where you can have surgery.
Preparing for Ankle Surgery
Please visit our Preparing for Surgery area so that you are thoroughly ready and aware of what to expect with your surgery.