REQUIREMENTS

  • • Must be 18yrs or older. If the patient is a minor the parents or authorized individual will have to sign on behalf of the under aged.

    • In order for an individual to be considered for a surgical procedure, the specialist will have to examine the patient. After the diagnosis and if no contraindications or risks that prevent the surgical procedure, then the patient will be considered as a good candidate for surgery.

    • Signature of a surgery consent once the patient has interviewed with the surgeon and surgery has been agreed upon.

    • Pre-op contract, patient & CSF agreement and the medical treatment must be signed.

    • Surgery has to be paid in full before the surgery day.

    • Pre-op examination is required.

    • Consent to have anesthesia administered must be signed.

    • Consent to have blood transfusion (OPTIONAL) It is not required in all cases.

    • Patient must be accompanied by an adult for support after the surgery for the first 40hrs as well as pick up and drive home after surgery.

    • Patients who come from other cities must stay in the city where the procedure was performed until the treating surgeon expedites authorization to travel. These patients will have to sign an intention document stating they will be within the city until the surgeon authorizes them to return to their city of origin.

    • Every patient will have to be evaluated and followed up by their surgeon for the post-op period. If the patient lives outside of Bakersfield, CA, the patient will have to make arrangements to come back for the follow up.

    • Patient will be responsible for obtaining all the phone numbers to contact the surgeon, and if needed do not hesitate to call 911 in case of an emergency.