6 Simple Steps to Your Surgery
Step 1: Procedure Fees
Our patient coordinator will provide you with a fee quote which will cover the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, operating room costs, implants (if needed) and all follow-up visits. Fees vary based upon the complexity of your procedure and the time required to accomplish the desired results. The patient coordinator will also provide you with all the details regarding financing. We require a deposit to secure your surgical date and the balance is due 3 weeks prior to your surgery.
Step 2: Choose a Surgical Date
Our patient coordinator will go through our available dates for surgery so you can choose a date that will allow enough time for any required pre-operative tests or medical clearance as well as for ample time for recovery after your surgery. You should also consider whether family or friends will be available to take you to and from your surgery and to help you during the first few days of your recovery. We can also arrange for a private nurse to assist you after your surgery.
Step 3: Pre-Operative Paperwork and Tests
Our patient coordinator will provide you with a Patient Surgery Packet which contains paperwork we require you to review, complete and return to us no later than 2 weeks prior to surgery. You may be required to have bloodwork or other pre-operative tests which you can schedule with your primary care doctor or we can help you schedule your tests with a local primary care physician.
Step 4: For Out of Town Patients
We request that Out of Town Patients stay within a 20 minute drive of our office and to have a friend or relative with you during your stay. We can arrange for a nurse or caregiver to assist you following your surgery. We will let you know how many days we request that you stay nearby following your surgery, and will schedule your post-operative appointments before your surgery so you can schedule your travel arrangements. Please inquire about our preferred rates at several nearby hotels. We can also arrange a private car for local transportation.
Step 5: Pre-Operative Appointment
We will schedule a pre-operative appointment 2 weeks prior to your surgery. The purpose of this visit is to review all pre and post-operative instructions, review your medications, give you your prescriptions for post-operative medications, collect your pre-operative test results and medical clearances and answer any questions that you may have.
Step 6: Your Big Day!
Please arrive at our office for surgery at your appointed time. You will be greeted by our nurse who will get you ready for your surgery in our pre-operative area. Dr. Cooper will visit with you before your surgery starts. After surgery you will recover in our post-operative recovery room under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Our staff will notify your caregiver of the appropriate time to pick you up from our office.