Founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and named after King Louis XVI of France
Home of Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby), Muhammad Ali, Louisville Slugger Baseball Museum
Bourbon capital of the world (95% of the world’s bourbon is made here)
Largest fireworks display in the United States (Thunder Over Louisville)
Population of 612,780 – 30th largest city in the US
- 16 minute drive from airport to office
- Domestic and international flights
- Most common connections through DFW, ORD, ATL
- Medium sized airport, very low traffic, fast security
ACCOMMODATIONS & TRANSPORTATION
Norton Hospital – 200 East Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202
All post-operative appointments take place at: East End Office – 9931 Forest Green Blvd, Louisville, KY 40223
In general, we recommend staying closer to the office than the hospital, in the “East End” of Louisville.
EAST END HOTELS
DURATION OF STAY AND APPOINTMENTS
LOUISVILLE, KY 40223
All surgeries are “outpatient”, unless you are traveling alone. If alone, you must stay in the hospital 1 night ($290).
We generally recommend patients who are driving from greater than 4 hours drive away stay the first night in Louisville. It is then ok to return home, and return for cast day 6-8 days later.
For patients who require flying, we recommend staying in Louisville until the day after the cast is removed. More complex patients, or patients that are traveling internationally may need to stay for up to 2 weeks.
Patients are seen at the 1 week visit for cast removal.
Ideally, we check on out of town patients at 2-3 months post op, followed by 8-12 months. If local, we prefer 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.
If complications were to arise (see Risks section), this may require that you travel to Louisville sooner than scheduled. Please take this into account when deciding whether to pursue surgery from a distant location.