The kind of medical records you will need to provide for the review process may include the final written report from any recent imaging (ultrasound, sonogram, CT scan, and /or MRI), pap smear and pathology results, prior surgical reports, and a recent consultation note from a provider with whom you have been evaluated for your presenting concern. The Patient Relations Coordinator will provide details at the time your consultation is scheduled.
A pelvic exam is not performed because most patients who come to The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC®) have known gynecologic conditions and have previously undergone pelvic exams by a referring or established physician. Patients must provide imaging studies (ultrasound, sonogram, CT scan, MRI) prior to their appointment with the CIGC physician, which are reviewed before the consultation takes place. When a patient visits our practice, they receive a surgical consult. The surgical consult with a CIGC specialist is a discussion of surgery, the risks and benefits of the procedure, and options for management and alternatives to surgery.
The kind of surgery the doctor recommends depends on the surgical consult. The CIGC physician will evaluate your medical records and will ask about your symptoms and concerns. A brief education on the symptoms and condition you are suffering from will be provided during your consultation. The surgeon can only recommend the best possible option for treatment following this evaluation.
Yes, annual well woman visits can be scheduled with the CIGC nurse practitioner.
Some insurance companies require you to obtain referrals or pre-authorization for office visits, hospital admissions, and treatment. It is your responsibility to obtain the initial referral and to bring this with you on the first day of your first visit. If you need assistance with your insurance requirements, our staff will make every effort to help you.
CIGC participates with most major insurance carrier plans. At this time, we do not accept patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and Kaiser HMO. For specific insurance information, call 888-787-4379 and choose option 2.
Yes, our insurance verification specialists will verify your benefits prior to your scheduled appointment and/or surgery and will submit claims to your carrier on your behalf.
Please call our experienced Patient Relations Coordinators at 888-787-4379, and choose option 2, and we will be happy to provide details.
Most CIGC patients recover in about one week after DualPortGYN® procedures, and in less than two weeks after LAAM® myomectomy.