• JULY 18, 2013
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    Will the surgeon see me everyday in the hospital?

    You will see the surgeon who has performed your surgery or one of his/her partners each day after surgery until all of your surgical problems are taken care of. Because we have a busy practice, one surgeon is assigned to each hospital to make rounds. We feel by having one surgeon assigned to each hospital

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    Will my insurance pay for the procedure?

    It is of utmost importance that you clarify this before surgery if you have any questions. Our office will get the procedure approved by your insurance carrier before we schedule surgery to minimize any problems that may occur. However, if you have any questions, please feel free to call our billing office.

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    Will I miss part of my lung after lung surgery?

    We measure your lung function before surgery to determine just how much lung we can remove. You may be somewhat more winded when you do heavy exercises after lung surgery such as mowing the grass or vacuuming the floor, but generally speaking, most people do not miss the amount of lung we remove. If you

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    Will I meet the Surgeon before surgery?

    You will either see the surgeon in the office or in the hospital before surgery to answer any questions prior to surgery. On occasion, because of an urgent or emergent situation, you might meet the surgeon just before surgery, but this is not our general practice. We like to meet with you before surgery and

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