Commonly Asked Questions
No, the day of surgery you will receive sedation. In fact, you will need your driver to stay at the Surgery Center until you are discharged.
No, each cataract surgery is performed on a separate day.
You will initially have a cataract evaluation, then an Ascan. Once both of those evaluations are completed, you will be scheduled for your surgery.
Our office will verify your insurance before your surgery, and you will obtain an estimate on the day of your Ascan so you can be prepared for any additional costs above and beyond your individual health plan. You will receive an estimate for your out-of-pocket costs for the surgeon (Magruder Eye Institute). You will also receive a call from Lakeside Surgery Center or the hospital with your estimated costs for the facility and anesthesia.
Yes, this is an essential part of the cataract evaluation, unless otherwise indicated by your surgeon.
This charge covers special testing not covered under a cataract diagnosis to assure that you receive the best possible surgical outcome.
Patients who do not show up for their scheduled surgical procedure and/or who cancel within the 24-hour window will incur a penalty of $150 per occurrence.
Patients who do not follow their surgical instructions pre-operatively are subject to cancellation. A cancellation due to non-compliance is subject to a $150 penalty per occurrence.