Surgery Cancellation

It is the rare patient who fails to show up for their scheduled surgery, but it does happen on occasion.

Running an operating room is expensive. Ancillary personell such as anesthesiologists, surgical assistants and medical assistants are paid in 15 minute block intervals. If a patient comes in late for a scheduled surgical procedure, or who fails to show up at all, has created expenses for the practice.

Consequently, patients who fail to show up for their scheduled surgical procedure, without 7 day prior notification, will be charged $500.