Considerations Before Paying Scheduling Fee
Before you pay your scheduling fee you should be aware of several important items.
1. Scheduling fee is good for 90 days
You should call and start the surgery scheduling process within the first 90 days of submitting your scheduling fee. If you are unable to start the scheduling process within 90 days, you will be required to submit another scheduling fee when you are ready to schedule.
Once you submit the scheduling fee you should be ready to call and start scheduling your surgery within 90 days.
2. Your Body Mass Index must be below 37
For maximal surgical safety and for optimal pregnancy health your Body Mass Index (BMI) must be below 37. BMI is calculated using your height and your weight.
You can calculate your Body Mass Index using our BMI Calculator.
If your BMI is above 37, you should not pay the scheduling fee because we will not be able to to place you on the surgical schedule. If your BMI is between 36 and 37 when you schedule, you will be required to see your doctor before surgery and have your doctor complete a BMI verification form. This form will need to be signed by your doctor and faxed to our office. The most common reason for a BMI error is not using the correct height. Inaccurate weight reporting is the second most common reason for BMI error.
All patients will have their BMI officially calculated at the time of their pre-operative consultation. If your BMI is 37 or above at the time of your consultation then you will not be allowed to have surgery. This policy exists for maximal safety during outpatient surgery.
If your BMI is over 37 then you should delay scheduling surgery until your BMI is less than 36.9.
3. Patients with high-risk conditions need pre-op consultation before scheduling
The mandatory pre-operative consultation is required for patients who have high risk conditions that can adversely impact pregnancy success. This consultation is required before a patient can schedule surgery. The most common reasons a patient would need a mandatory consultation are:
- History of endometrial ablation (procedure to burn lining of the uterus to decrease menstrual flow
- History of uterine artery embolization (procedure to block the uterine arteries to prevent life threatening bleeding)
- History of deep vein thrombus (DVT) or pulmonary embolus (PE) or blood clotting disorder requiring anti-coagulation (blood thinners) before, during, or immediately after surgery
If you have had an endometrial ablation or uterine artery embolization procedure, have a history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, or require prescription blood thinners before, during, or immediately after surgery and would like a tubal reversal then you are required to have a mandatory pre-operative consultation before you can schedule surgery.
You can find out more information about the mandatory consultation here:
Mandatory pre-operative consultation
If you have a history of endometrial ablation, deep vein thrombus, pulmonary embolus or require anti-coagulation before, during, or after surgery then you need to have a mandatory physician consultation before you can schedule reversal surgery.
4. Significant health problems
If you have significant health problems then you should call to speak with a nurse before paying the scheduling fee. Significant health problems are defined as health conditions which can significantly impair your quality of life and for which you are under the continuing care of a physician.
If you have significant heart, lung, kidney, or neurological health conditions then call and speak with a scheduling nurse before submitting your scheduling fee.
5. Surgery fee payment
Your surgery date is conditionally scheduled and held after your scheduling interview. Your surgery is only considered firmly scheduled when the full surgery fee payment has been received by our office. The full surgery fee is due within 24 hours of scheduling.
If you are unable to pay the full surgery fee within 24 hours of scheduling then you should not start the scheduling process until you are able to pay the surgery fee in full.
If you are financing surgery, you should obtain approval for financing and know the amounts you will be allowed to finance before scheduling surgery. You can apply for financing directly from the financing companies listed on our website: Financing Reversal Surgery
6. Important policies
When starting the scheduling process you should be aware of several of our safety policies which require you plan accordingly before scheduling your surgery:
Responsible adult: An adult over the age of 18 must be with you at the time of your pre-operative appointment, the day of your surgery, during your hotel stay the night of your surgery, and the day of your post-operative evaluation.
Children: Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed in the facility.
Hotel stay: You are required to stay in either of the two hotels located close to our facility: Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills or the AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills.
Body mass index: You are required to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 37 at the time of your surgery. Your BMI will be officially calculated during your pre-operative consultation. You can calculate your Body Mass Index using our Body Mass Index calculator.