Brand Surgical Institute understands that healthcare costs have skyrocketed with more financial responsibility being directed to the patient. Deductibles and Coinsurance has gone up significantly. We strive to be transparent and provide patients with what their expected financial responsibility for the facility fee portion of their surgical care will be in advance. An effort is made to notify our patients at least several days in advance of any deductibles and copays that will be due before their upcoming procedure.
The following are few additional important points that will help our patients better understand the financial aspect of their surgery center visit:
If you are not feeling well, please contact our office immediately during normal business hours at 818-243-9999. There are some surgeries which will be safer if delayed when you are sick. We need to know specific details to make the appropriate decision for your care. Please do not delay in communicating this information with us.
Any patient that receives anesthesia should not drive until the next day unless they are taking any narcotic medications. A patient receiving sedation for a procedure needs a responsible adult as a ride home. Some patients have procedures under local anesthesia and could possibly drive home.
We strongly recommend for safety reasons that all patients who have surgery have a ride home and will be cared for by a responsible adult when they arrive home. Patients are not allowed to drive, walk or take any public transportation, including Uber and Lyft after sedation or anesthesia. Please make the appropriate arrangements prior to your scheduled procedure.
You may bring one person with you on your surgery day. If the patient is a minor often two parents and/or guardians may accompany him or her on surgery day.
Please refrain from bringing young children to the Brand Surgical Institute as guests.
All patients will be seen by the anesthesiologist on surgery day prior to entering the operating room. Sufficient time will be spent to answer any questions you may have. If you need to speak to the anesthesiologist before the day of surgery, you are welcome to call the Brand Surgical Institute and we will arrange for you to speak with an anesthesiologist.
Add disclosure:*We are committed to performing procedures that enable our patients to experience healthier, longer, and fulfilled lives. We are also dedicated to educating our patients so that they have the information they need to proceed with any surgery.
The list above includes questions and concerns that we hear most regularly. For further information, please contact our dedicated staff.