Dr. Dungy would like to make sure that you are healthy enough to recover from surgery. You will be required to obtain labs and an EKG through a lab or your primary care provider. Some patients may require additional clearances from other care providers in order to safely proceed with surgery.
Dr. Dungy will review your pre-operative results. If the tests are abnormal or additional testing is required, Dr. Dungy will call you. Otherwise, if your lab results fall within normal limits, the surgery scheduler will contact you to schedule your surgery.
When you receive a call from the surgery scheduler, you will choose a surgery date based on the options available. Once a date has been chosen, we will contact your insurance provider to obtain authorization.
After the authorization has been initiated, a staff person will contact your insurance company to determine if you have any financial responsibility for your procedure and any associated x-rays. Any financial responsibilities will be collected 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Please remember that we do not obtain financial responsibility related to anesthesia, home health, or the surgical facility. We will provide you with a contact list should you wish to directly contact the other providers or facilities involved in your treatment.