Scheduling Appointments for Surgery
Our physicians have privileges at the locations to the right. The location of your surgery will be determined by your surgeon's schedule and preference and your insurance plan.
Surgery scheduling instructions pertaining to the date, location and time are discussed after your examination by the physician.
Our patient’s needs and family schedules are important to us, and we try our best to accommodate these whenever possible. Our scheduling arrangements for surgery are quite complicated and time consuming; therefore we request your consideration in avoiding rescheduling or canceling your scheduled surgical time at the last moment.
A PREOPERATIVE APPOINTMENT, (at surgeon’s office), usually the day before or day of surgery is required. The patient and parent/guardian need to be present. For adults, you may drive yourself to the preoperative appointment but you may not drive yourself to the surgery.
A POSTOPERATIVE APPOINTMENT (at surgeon’s office) is usually required within a day or two after surgery. For children and adults having eye muscle surgery the appointment is often two to three days following surgery. For children having cataract surgery, the postoperative appointment is typically the day after surgery. Your doctor will advise you about the exact timing of the postoperative appointment(s).
Surgery is a very personal decision and due consideration should be given to the date you choose to schedule your procedure.
Please check your calendar carefully before choosing the date for your surgery. If surgery is cancelled and rescheduled it is labor intensive for the staff of Pediatric Ophthalmology, P.A. and Center for Adult Strabismus. Insurance verifications, anesthesia orders, and preoperative paperwork must be repeated and the facility has to be notified of all changes.
We certainly understand that certain personal medical circumstances may necessitate rescheduling of surgery. Accordingly, to defray a portion of additional costs, we are implementing a cancellation and rescheduling fee. One cancellation and rescheduling will be provided at no charge. Subsequent cancellations and reschedules will incur a fee of $150.00. Of course, if your insurance plan requirements necessitate or our offices request a change, no fees will apply.
When making this decision please remember that an adult will need to accompany you (the patient) on the day of surgery. The physician and the facility will not release you to go home without a driver.
It is our goal at Pediatric Ophthalmology, P.A. to give you quality care. We appreciate your consideration in scheduling of your surgery.