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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose I Need A Surgery?

Through I Need A Surgery, you have the option to go beyond your local hospital and choose from some of the very best Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), surgical hospitals and surgeons in your area. Many patients are unaware of the excellent quality, service and care that ASCs provide. We are dedicated to ensuring that your surgical experience is positive and rewarding, as well as meeting your healthcare needs.

How does the quality of ASCs and surgical hospitals compare to traditional hospitals in the United States?

I Need A Surgery’s ASCs and surgical hospitals report superior outcomes and quality compared to traditional acute-care hospitals. Additionally, the personalized experience and intimate ASC environment can be attractive to many patients considering their options. Most surgeons who operate at traditional hospitals also operate at a neighboring ASC. The difference comes in the form of significantly lower costs and the outstanding quality, outcome and patient experience.

What if there are complications with my procedure?

Complications are unlikely, but if one does occur, every ASC has relationships with traditional hospitals and they usually are located in close proximity to a variety of healthcare facilities.

How do I choose a surgeon?

Most patients do not have historic relationships with surgeons, and may depend on their primary care physician to refer them to an appropriate specialist. While that is certainly an option, I Need A Surgery can be involved from the very moment that you are identified as needing a surgical procedure. Instead of relying solely on the primary care physician’s recommendation, I Need A Surgery can provide you choices in surgeons, facilities, scheduling and other aspects of the surgery so that you can make decisions about your surgery that work best for you, both in cost and convenience.

What kinds of procedures can I Need A Surgery facilitate?

I Need A Surgery is able to coordinate most surgical procedures. This includes virtually all outpatient surgeries, most all short-term inpatient surgeries, and most long-term inpatient surgical procedures. Outpatient surgeries include orthopedic, GI, general surgery, arthroscopy, spine, ophthalmology, ear-nose-throat, urology, pain management and others.

What is included in the price?

I Need A Surgery is dedicated to complete price transparency. Surgery costs are all-inclusive of the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesiologist’s fee. Quoted rates for outpatient surgery include the initial office fee of $200.00 which is payable at the time of evaluation and will be applied to the cost of surgery. If surgery is not performed, the fee will be retained to cover the office visit and is non-refundable. The price quoted includes the fee for surgeon, anesthesiologist, and facility. The price does not include the cost(s) of lab, X-ray, other diagnostic tests that may be required, nor does it cover the cost of complications that may occur with any surgery, travel, or lodging costs. If overnight stay is required, we will be happy to help arrange local accommodations convenient to our facility.

If we file private insurance for you, the quoted rate does not apply, but may be applicable to your insurance deductible. If you have any form of government insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, Railroad Medicare, etc.) the rates also do not apply to you. The quoted rates are for patients who pay the entire fee, minus the cost of the initial office visit prior to the time that surgery is performed.

When and how do I pay?

Payment in full is required prior to your surgery. If needed, financing options are available. Click Here

What should I do before surgery?

Prior to your surgery you will receive complete pre-op instructions from your surgeon. In general, please do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, including chewing gum and sips of water. You may brush your teeth, but do not swallow the water. It can be dangerous to be put to sleep or sedated when you have food or liquid in your stomach. If you are taking daily prescription medicines, ask your doctor for instruction on if and how you should take the medicines before surgery.

What should I do on the day of surgery?

Specific instructions will vary quite a bit depending on your surgery or procedure, so you’ll need to consult with your doctor. However, here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • Wear clothing that fits loosely and shoes with low heels.
  • Patients may wear continuous-wear contact lenses provided that the operation does not involve the eyes. Otherwise, please remove daily-wear contact lenses.
  • If you’re a male patient who shaves on a daily basis, please shave as you normally would.
  • Bathe or shower either the night prior to or the morning of the surgery.
  • If the procedure is being performed in the facial area, do not wear any makeup. No matter where the procedure is being performed, do not wear mascara or eye makeup.
  • Do not wear cologne or perfume.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages or smoke for 24 hours before and 24 hours after surgery.
  • If you have diabetes, you should perform a blood sugar test before coming in.

What should I bring with me to my surgery or procedure?

  • Driver's license or passport (as identification)
  • Insurance documentation
  • Eyeglasses if you wear them (you’ll be asked to sign legal documents)
  • Any and all forms your doctor has requested of you
  • Do not bring any valuables with you. Your surgery center cannot be responsible for valuables, including cash or jewelry

Can I drive home or take public transportation?

No. You must make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and for someone to stay with you for the rest of the day.

Can family and friends visit me in the recovery room?

Of course! Please tell your prospective visitor(s) that a nurse or patient rep will come to the waiting room and let them know when you’re ready for company.

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