Scheduling Reversal Surgery
5 Simple steps to schedule surgery!
Step 1. Complete prescheduling questionnaire.
Step 2. Pay $125 scheduling fee on-line. (Starting April 1st 2019 the scheduling fee will increase to $150)
Step 3. Complete scheduling/health interview.
Step 4. Return signed documents within 24 hours.
Step 5. Send full payment for surgery.
Surgery dates cannot be confirmed until all signed documents are returned
and full payment is received.
Always call our office if you have any questions before, during, or after scheduling.
Important surgery policies
Patients should be aware of several important surgery policies before they start scheduling. Awareness of these surgery policies will allow you to better plan your surgery:
Important considerations before scheduling
Step 1. Complete Surgery Prescheduling Questionnaire
Completing this questionnaire helps the scheduling nurse quickly complete your phone interview and makes the scheduling process more efficient. You can complete the Reversal Scheduling Questionnaire using this link: Start Tubal Reversal Scheduling Questionnaire
After completing the questionnaire you will be able to automatically email the completed questionnaire directly to the scheduling nurse.
Step 2. Pay scheduling fee
After completing the Surgery Pre-scheduling questionnaire, you will need to pay the $125 non-refundable surgery scheduling fee.
The scheduling fee can be paid by credit card using the link below.
Step 3. Scheduling phone call
After completing the Surgery Prescheduling questionnaire and paying your scheduling fee, a scheduling nurse will call you within 24 hours to conduct a health interview and schedule your surgery.
If you prefer not to wait for our scheduling nurse to call then you are welcome to call during East coast business hours to schedule your surgery. Before calling, you should locate a local laboratory (such as LabCorp) and obtain the phone and fax number. You should have this information available to provide the nurse during your scheduling interview. It is important to provide a thorough, detailed health history when you speak to the nurse. Providing inaccurate health history or withholding important health information will result in cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment and forfeiture of surgery fees.
During your scheduling phone call, the scheduling nurse will obtain a comprehensive health history and also conditionally confirm your date of surgery. The phone health interview should take less than 20 minutes to complete.
If you are scheduling tubal ligation reversal surgery, our scheduling nurse will also discuss the optional screening laparoscopy with you during your interview.
Preoperative lab testing
Tubal ligation reversal and Essure surgery patients are required to have a complete blood count (CBC) test to check for anemia (low iron) performed within 90 days of their surgery date. Depending on your medical history, additional tests may be required.
If your surgery date is within the next 90 days, you should have the required pre-operative lab testing performed within 48 hours. The scheduling nurse will fax an order to any lab of your choosing using the information you provided when you called to schedule your appointment.
Step 4. Return signed confirmation letters
The Scheduling Nurse will email you a Confirmation Letter, Patient Responsibility Statement, and Registration Packet soon after your phone health interview is completed.
Read through the documents you received by email. Sign and date each of the signature pages and return these by scanning and emailing or by fax within 24 hours.
Step 5. Pay surgery fee and complete lab tests
Submit payment of your full surgery fee within 24 hours via MasterCard, VISA, or Discover or through a bank-to-bank wire transfer. You may also send a cashier’s check or money order by overnight mail.
- Most patients will find bank-to-bank wire the most convenient and most cost effective way to send payment. Call our office for wire instructions.
- Payments submitted by credit card will be subject to an additional processing fee.
Your surgery is confirmed when…
Your documents have been signed and returned and your full payment has been received by our office can you consider your surgery date confirmed and scheduled.
Do not make hotel or travel reservations until our office has confirmed receipt of all signed documents and full payment for surgery.
To help you in planning your surgery and travel use our Tubal reversal check list .
Plan your travel
After your surgery is confirmed you can plan your travel and make the required travel reservations.
We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina,which is a thriving city with many amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. Our office is located 9 miles away from Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airport. We are also convenient to Interstates I-95, I-85, and I-40.
Raleigh is also on a major Amtrak train route.
We want our patients to have a great time while they are with us. We have compiled an extensive list of recommended restaurants, fun activities, and entertainment venues for you to consider during your stay in Raleigh: Restaurants and Entertainment: Fun Things to Do!
Making your hotel reservations
Patients are required to stay at either the Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills or the AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills. Both hotels are located within the North Hills Mall of mid-town Raleigh and are only a short distance from our office.
These hotels offer patients of Dr. Monteith special room rates. When you schedule you will be emailed a link to use when making on-line hotel reservations.
We recommend you make your hotel reservations using the hotel reservation email link our scheduling nurses will provide you after your scheduling interview. Do not delay making your hotel reservations because these hotels are very popular.
Your confirmation letters will outline the surgical policies you must agree to when having surgery at our center.
The following policies exist for maximal patient safety and exceptions are not made.
Responsible adult. You must bring an adult over the age of 18 with you to the consultation. This person will also need to accompany you on the day of surgery and will need to remain in the surgery center until you are discharged. Only one person should come with you. For their safety and the comfort of other patients, children are not allowed at appointments.
Required hotel. All patients, including North Carolina residents, are required to spend both the night before surgery and the night of surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina at either the Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills or the AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills.
Timely arrival. Your consultation time has been reserved specifically for you, so please plan your travel to accommodate this appointment time. You should plan to arrive in Raleigh at least 2 hours before your consultation time. If this is not possible, you should plan to arrive the evening before the consult. If you are driving, please plan your travel so you are in town well ahead of the scheduled consultation time. All departures on the day after surgery should be planned for 12pm or later. No plane, train, or bus reservations should be planned for earlier than 12pm on the day after surgery.
BMI policy. For surgical safety, tubal ligation and Essure surgery patients are required to have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 37 three (3) weeks before the surgery date. Since many patients are surprised to find their height is less than they assumed and their weight more than they believed, we strongly recommend you verify your height and weight with a doctor before you schedule if you are close to the maximal BMI limit. You can calculate your Body Mass Index using our Body Mass Index calculator.
Failure to bring a responsible adult, stay at the required hotels, arriving late for your surgery consultation, arriving late for your surgery, or being over the BMI limit will result in cancellation of your surgery and forfeiture of surgery fees.
One week confirmation phone call
Approximately one (1) week before the date of your surgery, you will receive a confirmation phone call. During this phone call, a Business Office Associate will review our surgical policies, answer any remaining questions you may have, and confirm you have made hotel reservations. They will ask you to provide or confirm your doctor’s contact information so we can immediately send Dr. Monteith’s recommendations and a copy of your operative note to your local physician after surgery.
One week confirmation email
Immediately following the confirmation phone call, you will be emailed information discussed during the confirmation phone call. Attached to this email will be the Informed Consent for Surgery and Risk of Surgery documents. Please read these two documents before arriving for your consult. These documents will be discussed and signed during your consult with Dr. Monteith.
We encourage you to make a follow-up appointment with your local physician within four (4) weeks of surgery to discuss the Early Pregnancy Monitoring protocol.
Dr. Monteith will send a copy of your operative records and recommendations for after surgery management. You will also be provided a copy of these recommendations and you can discuss these recommendations with your doctor during your follow up appointment.