The most important way to prepare for a surgery or procedure is to understand what is awaiting you. This section provides information to help make your experience at our facility as successful and positive as possible. The staff is happy to answer your questions, so do not hesitate to ask.
Outpatient surgery, also known as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery, is a procedure that does not require an overnight hospital stay.
After your outpatient procedure, we'll take you to the recovery area where, once you're fully awake, one family member at a time will be able to join you.
No. Because anesthesia is required for surgeries, we cannot let anyone drive themselves home following a procedure. We ask that you arrange for a family member or close friend to drive you to and from the facility on the day of your appointment.
Our fees cover the use of the facility only. Facility fees do not include laboratory, pathology, surgeon, anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist fees, nor does it include the cost of any implants used for your surgery. You will be billed separately for these fees.
Anesthetics are administered by contracted anesthesia providers, which include anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).
Yes. Before surgery, you and your anesthesia provider will sit down to discuss your medical history and review the anesthesia plan; this is when you'll be able to voice all of your questions and concerns. Feel free to call our admissions nurse if you have concerns that should be addressed prior to the day of surgery.
Yes. An intravenous (IV) line is started before your surgery so we can administer medication as needed; this may include medication to reduce anxiety, nausea or antibiotics prescribed by your surgeon.
No. Your physician, along with the other medical service providers, including anesthesia, radiology or pathology specialists, who use this facility are independent contractors. Because these individuals are not employed by our facility, we are not responsible or liable for their acts or omissions.
We are unable to bill for co-pays since they are due at the time of service based on contractual agreements with your insurance carrier.
You are not paying more than one deductible; you only have one deductible per year, that annual deductible is determined by your insurance plan. We are collecting for facility charges only; you will have a separate bill from the Physicians' office.
Yes, we contract with Saint Luke's East Anesthesia Group. Their office will bill you separately.
You will need to speak with your doctor in pre-op regarding your prescription.
Please contact your Physician's office directly for billing information.
The facility has a Financial Counselor that verifies your insurance benefits for Facility charges 5-7 days prior to your surgery date. The Facility will mail out a packet to you showing what outpatient surgery benefits were obtained by your insurance carrier. Precertification/Prior Authorization will need to be obtained by your Physicians office.