Deciding to undergo minimally invasive knee surgery is an important step on the treatment journey, and there are many important aspects to consider. Next to questions about health, outcomes and potential complications, cost is understandably an important consideration for many patients. At Phoenix Spine & Joint, we understand this, which is why we do our best to deliver transparent cost information to everyone who comes to us for relief.
Phoenix Spine & Joint works with most forms of insurance that have out-of-network benefits. It’s important to note that each plan, procedure and patient is different. Because of this, we stress the importance of working closely with us to learn more about your financial responsibility as well as other related factors.
YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED CARE PLAN
We believe in the importance of personalized care, since we know that no two situations are ever going to be the same. This is why we offer a free second opinion for people who have already been recommended for surgery from another provider. We’re passionate about guiding you through every step of your pain relief journey, including cost and insurance issues, to provide you with the information you need to make a decision.
If you are making a decision based on the total cost of a procedure, an important thing to remember are the potential costs that can come from avoiding or delaying surgery. So many patients who have a positive outcome from surgery say that their only regret is not undergoing the procedure earlier. This is why we’re sharing a few of the costs that come with avoiding knee surgery that you should be aware of.
COST CONSIDERATIONS FOR POSTPONING KNEE SURGERY
Putting off your treatment can not only have its own financial costs, but it can also affect your relationships and activities levels in ways that may be harder to quantify. Factors to keep in mind include:
- The cost of nonsurgical treatment — Even if you don’t undergo knee surgery, you will still probably need to seek relief in the form of costly treatments such as prescription medication, physical therapy and other methods. The total of these costs, particularly when they add up over the years, can be considerable. This can be especially true of knee injuries that don’t receive the proper recommended treatment.
- Lower job performance and missed workdays — Those dealing with knee pain sometimes have to miss work, or require lighter duties. This can very often result in reduced income and career opportunities.
- Strained relationships — Chronic knee pain can also lead to missed time with friends and family as well as being able to pursue favorite hobbies and pursuits. By undergoing surgery, patients are often able to return more quickly to a higher level of activity.
MAKE AN EDUCATED COST DECISION FOR THE TREATMENT YOU DESERVE
The Phoenix Spine & Joint team is proud of the 99% patient satisfaction rate we’ve achieved through our uncompromising dedication to delivering the best care. Our surgeons are orthopedic specialists who have the focused and relevant experience you’re looking for. We also perform our surgeries in an outpatient setting known for delivering a superior patient experience. Ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs, have a lower risk of infection than surgeries performed in a hospital.
The decision to undergo surgery is a serious one, and we’re here to provide the resources you need to make an informed choice. This is why Phoenix Spine & Joint is passionate about giving you the highly individualized cost information you need to make the right decision for your unique needs.
Contact us today to speak with a patient solutions advisor to learn more about the costs associated with minimally invasive knee surgery.