FEES, FINANCING AND INSURANCE
If you call for general information on costs, Dr. Graham’s staff is happy to give typical fees for our select procedures. Fee ranges include the surgeon’s fee, the facility fee (our facility or hospital or ambulatory surgical center), and the anesthesiologist’s charges. Our surgeon’s fee includes performing the procedure and the typical postoperative visits, supplies used in the office, surgical garments, and a supply of home care products selected for specific procedures. The patient is responsible for medications used at home (prescription and over-the-counter) and simple dressing supplies.
At the end of your consultation visit, the Office Manager or Patient Coordinator will calculate an individualized fee quote, based on Dr. Graham’s estimates of suitable procedures and time involved.
There are possible cost savings when procedures in similar or related areas are done at the same time. However, patient safety or recovery issues may mean some procedures cannot be combined.
A partial deposit (20%) is due when a surgery date is scheduled, and the balance is due prior to your procedure.
Financing is frequently used by patients. Most often they use credit cards, home equity, or a local bank loan. We also accept CareCredit for surgical procedures. We do not recommend any particular finance company. We encourage patients to use financing wisely. The Office Manager will be happy to discuss details with you.
Health insurance will not pay for cosmetic surgery (surgeon, anesthesia or facility). The only reconstructive procedures we offer are breast reduction or reconstruction. These are usually covered, but the insurance company requires prior authorization. Our office staff will prepare the usual forms and send them to your insurance company. We are contracted with (“participating provider”) some, but not all, local insurance companies. Please call your insurance company or our staff to confirm that we work with your company.
"I am very pleased with Dr. Graham and his staff! They have been incredibly kind and helpful throughout my surgery. The post-op care has also been top notch! They always respond to my concerns right away, and I always feel well cared for, and listened to."Mary V.