of June 2004)
Menendez has a support team of office staff, nurses and doctors
to work with you. His office is next door to the USC University
Hospital. Dr. Menendez sees patients at
his clinic at:
1520, San Pablo Street
can contact the office by
442-5830.or by email by Clicking
Click here for listing at WebMD
call will be answered by his receptionist or his office manager.
Appointments are made with them.
familiar with USC know that the USC main campus is south of downtown
near the Coliseum. However, the USC medical campus is located east
of downtown. Also, the USC Medical Center has two hospitals. One
is the Los Angeles County Hospital commonly called the LAC/USC Medical
Center. The other is the USC University Hospital and it is the private
hospital. You want the USC University Hospital.
you arrive at the address, you can park your car by valet or
at the hospital parking lot.
When you arrive at the clinic, please sign in and take a seat.
If you already have x-rays, bring them with you. If not, the
university orthopedic clinic is fully staffed to take x-rays
you visit with Dr. Menendez and his personal nurse, he will
examine you and discuss with you if you require such surgery.
A complete consultation will be dictated after you are seen.
surgery is needed and you want Dr. Menendez to do the surgery,
they will make arrangements for you to see other doctors or get
the information from your own family doctor. They will also get
your insurance approval and schedule a suitable date for you
and Dr. Menendez to do the surgery.
surgery is needed, you will have to make a pre-operative visit
before the surgery. You will also meet his personal surgical
co-coordinator. They will work with you to take some tests
so that you will have everything ready (cleared) for the surgery.
at the USC medical center, you will also meet with Dr. Menendez’s
medical intern and his orthopedic resident during the various
visits. They are both medical doctors in training under his
supervision. Along with Dr. Menendez, they will review your
and also help in the surgery.
the day of surgery, you will come to the hospital and be admitted.
Before surgery, you will meet the operating
take care of you during surgery. She is always assigned to
take care of Dr. Menendez’s surgeries and is very familiar
with the surgical procedure. In the operating room, Dr. Menendez
has a team of surgical technicians and nurses assigned to him
who are also very familiar with the surgical procedure.
After surgery and while you are on your way to the recovery room,
Dr. Menendez will meet with your family members and tell them how
The day after surgery, you will meet the physical therapists who
will help you learn how to walk and do various daily things. They
are also very familiar with the exercises and routines that Dr.
Menendez prescribes. You will also be seen by his intern, orthopedic
resident and most importantly, his personal nurse who keeps Dr.
Menendez informed of your progress.
It is our hope that we have provide you with a better understanding
of what is involved in your hip replacement surgery and make you
a better informed patient.