Afford procedures not covered by health insurance
Cosmetic surgery can be extremely satisfying for those who elect this option. Despite the medical nature of the procedures however, insurance companies generally do not reimburse for most cosmetic surgery. Some exceptions include many breast reductions. In these cases, it is often helpful for the patient to have a letter sent to the insurance company requesting pre-surgical authorization. It is also beneficial to supply documentation from other medical professionals supporting existing medical problems, which could constitute a medical necessity for the cosmetic procedure.
Insurance and Financing your plastic surgery with Dr. Bartell
Dr. Bartell’s fees for cosmetic surgery include all costs related to the surgery itself, including supplies, anesthesia, and full support team of surgical specialists, as well as pre-operative lab studies (if any), and all pre- and post-operative care. Because Dr. Bartell performs most of his procedures at his own private surgical center, his patients avoid the inconvenience of dealing with a host of separate hospital billings for individual professional services, facilities, supplies, and equipment.
Updated Policy for plastic surgery with Dr. Bartell
A message to Patients and Prospective Patients
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the sentinel event in the past decade, changing our lives possibly forever. While we may never go back to the way life was before, there are things we can do as individuals and as a society to minimize the risk to life and health, and hasten the return to a semblance of normalcy. I believe that each of us must do our part in this endeavor.
For the protection of our patients and staff, every one of our clinical and clerical staff have been fully vaccinated. Those of us eligible have also received the booster. Our office has also implemented standard screening procedures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
Despite the widespread availability of Covid-19 vaccines, a significant proportion of the population has been reluctant to accept the vaccine, resulting in a resurgence of the disease. Reasons vary, but this reluctance puts everyone, even those of us who are vaccinated, at increased risk.
Beginning October 15, 2021, I have instituted a new policy in our practice that patients who schedule surgical procedures must be fully vaccinated as defined by the FDA for each type of vaccine at the time of surgery. Patients may still seek appointments for consults without vaccination, but must agree to be vaccinated when scheduling the surgery. We do this for the safety of our patients, staff, their families and friends.
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Schedule your Consultation with Dr. Bartell
During your consultation, Dr. Bartell will address your individual needs, options, questions and concerns. You can look at many before and after photos that show Dr. Bartell’s actual surgical results. Then it’s up to you to decide. Are you ready for a change for the better?