Before you have surgery, discuss with your physician his/her fees, as well as other fees you will incur. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The surgeon's fee for surgery
Hospital fees (if you require hospitalization)
Check with the hospital's business office regarding these rates; your physician/surgeon should be able to give you an approximate idea of how long you will be in the hospital.
Separate billing for other services
You will also be billed separately for the professional services of others who might be involved in your care, such as the assisting surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical consultants.
Check with your health plan prior to surgery to be certain of what portion of the costs you will be responsible for. If your anticipated costs present a problem, discuss other financial solutions with your physician prior to the surgery.
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Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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