Scheduling your surgery date is based on either your insurance being approved or if you are Out -of-Pocket (OOP), having financing secured and being ready to pay.
Dr. Gallagher is typically booked 2-3 months out for surgery. Dates will be given on a first approved/ready to a first replied basis. Meaning if we have several cases approved and you are contacted, the sooner you contact us back for a date the sooner you will secure a surgery date.
If your schedule will not allow for this timeline, please let us know any important details about your insurance including it terming (ending), plans to move or inability to take the necessary time off to recover. The more we know about particulars of your situation the more we can try and work with you. If we cannot accommodate your timeline nor needs, we will ask that you work with us again when the time is better for you to allow for the process to be completed as needed.
If you are moving forward as an out-of-pocket patient surgery scheduling is slightly different. Once we have seen you for your initial consultation and Dr. Gallagher and you agree to move forward with surgery, you will be given a quote on surgery costs and you will need to secure payment and/or financing to pay for your surgery. OOP procedures can sometimes be scheduled 30+ days out from your initial consultation based on her schedule availability and yours. Once a surgery date is agreed upon, you will be sent official documents about all costs and who, how and when to pay.
There are several other items that can cause a delay in surgery scheduling. Primarily your health not being in good standing or not completing labs or treatment that are required before your surgery can be done. The following are common occurrences in delayed surgery scheduling: