How do I pay for my procedure?
We accept multiple forms of payment: outside financing companies (one example is Alphaeon, CareCredit), American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, wire transfers, cash, money orders, and cashier’s checks. You can pay by phone or online. Payment is due in full 60 days prior to your procedure. Your financing is typically processed in person, within 30 days of your procedure depending on which company you use for financing.
When coming for my actual procedure, do I need anything special for my recovery?
Some patients will be required to stay for overnight observation at the center. These patients will receive care throughout the stay at the facility and will not need to bring a caretaker. Additional nights are available to stay at the facility as well. If you don’t have a caretaker you will need to stay at the facility until you are able to care for yourself without assistance.
If you are not staying at the facility you must be accompanied by a caretaker that is 18 years or older on the day of surgery. Patients having single surgeries must have a caretaker accompany you from surgery and monitor you closely around the clock for a minimum of 48 – 72 hours but preferably the duration of your recovery period.
Patients having multiple surgeries and combination surgeries will need a caretaker around the clock for 1 week. If you don’t have someone that can care for you, you will need to make arrangements at our aftercare facility.
If you are traveling by car from a driving distance of more than 1 hour but less than 3 you must stay a minimum of 48 hours within a 10-mile radius. After 48 hours if you are not experiencing any complications, your caretaker may drive you home, however, they must be able to drive you back to the office for your 1-week post-op visit.
If you are traveling by car more than 3 hours driving distance or flying you must stay the required number of days (typically 10-14 days) within a distance that you can readily be driven to our office or a local emergency room in case of any complications. You will be able to purchase all of your supplies at the facility and do not need to bring supplies with you for your post-op care.
A complimentary compression garment will be provided for certain procedures. Medications will be prescribed and can be picked up at several local pharmacy locations. Prior to arriving, make sure you download and read through the entire pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions, which will have been provided to you.
Is it required to schedule follow up appointments?
We would like you to come in for at least one follow up appointment before you leave town. In some cases, however, it may not be required, depending on the specific procedures you are having. If this may present a problem, talk to the doctor about it during your initial consultation. Surgical patients are expected to schedule follow up appointments at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1-year post-op.