Preparing for Orthopaedic Surgery
You have been seen by one of our surgeons in Frisco, TX and have agreed to proceed with the orthopaedic surgery recommended to you. This is a quick guide of what to expect.
- You will be contacted by our surgery scheduler within 48 hours of your visit. You may also contact her at 214-705-6611 ext 124 or with a message via your patient portal.
- If your surgeon has ordered a medical clearance to be obtained from your primary care physician, cardiologist, etc., this must be completed and received by our office prior to scheduling a surgery date. Our office will fax a letter to the clearing physician specifying the tests that are being requested.
- The surgery scheduler will verify your surgery benefits for the surgeon and obtain any prior authorizations needed. Any deductibles, coinsurance, or copays pertaining to surgery are due 48 hours before your surgery is scheduled to take place.
- In addition to the surgeon’s fees, the facility and anesthesiologist will bill your insurance as well. The facility and anesthesia company will contact you prior to your surgery. You may also obtain their contact information from the surgery scheduler.
- The surgical scheduler will also book your first post-operative appointment with the surgeon or Physician Assistant.
- A tentative surgery time will be provided to you, however due to last minute changes in operating room schedules the exact time of surgery may not be confirmed until the day before the procedure.
- The surgery scheduler is only responsible for insurance verification, surgery financials, and surgery scheduling. Please direct any medical questions to your doctor’s team. If there is any change in your health condition (such as a cold or flu) while you are waiting for your orthopaedic surgery, please let us know.
- If you are a smoker it is recommended to quit smoking immediately and remain smoke-free until at least one week after your procedure. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to recover from surgery without complications.