As a courtesy to our patients, our business office will submit a claim on behalf of the patient to their insurance company for the facility charges. As a service to our patients, we will call the patient with their estimated fees and responsibility two days prior to the procedure. Patients are expected to pay prior or the day of their procedure. For a personal estimate of fees, please contact the billing department at 561-753-7487. Patients are expected to pay their financial obligations in a timely manner. Patients will receive a statement from other health care providers who will bill separately for their services. This includes professional services from your physician, anesthesia services, and pathology services.
Patients are responsible for understanding their insurance coverage and paying their patient responsibility.
Patients will receive an Explanation of Benefits from their health insurance explaining the amount paid for the services the patient received.
The patient will be informed of his/her patient responsibility in the form a statement.
Patients are expected to comply with their financial obligations in a timely manner.
If payment is not received after the third month of billing, the patient will receive a courtesy phone call. If payment in full is not made, the patient will be sent to a third party collection agency.
Patients will be provided with their financial responsibility prior to their procedure date. All copays, coinsurance and deductibles are due before time of service. Advanced Surgery Center accepts all major credit cards and checks. Uninsured and cash pay patients will be required to make payment arrangements prior to the procedure date. Patients may be eligible for a cash pay discount from the facility. Patients who are experiencing financial difficulty may contact our office to discuss financial assistance options by calling 561-273-2340.
Services may be provided in this healthcare facility by other healthcare providers who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility. Patients may pay less for services at another location or in another healthcare setting. Please know that the attending physician who scheduled the patient’s procedure at the Facility may or may not be on the medical staff at other such facilities. Patients and prospective patients may request from this facility and other healthcare providers a more personalized estimate of changes and other information. Please see the Meet Our Doctors section for contact information for healthcare providers who will bill separately.
Note: The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services. Actual costs will be based on services provided to the patient on the date of service.
Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed food. It mixes the food with stomach acids. Then it sends the mixture on to the small intestine.
Most people have a problem with their stomach at one time or another. Indigestion and heartburn are common problems. You can relieve some stomach problems with over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding fatty foods or eating more slowly. Other problems like peptic ulcers or GERD require medical attention.
You should see a doctor if you have any of the following:
Blood when you have a bowel movement
Severe abdominal pain
Heartburn not relieved by antacids
Unintended weight loss
Ongoing vomiting or diarrhea
The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. You're also more likely to get it if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, eat a diet high in fat, or smoke.
Symptoms of colorectal cancer include
Diarrhea or constipation
A feeling that your bowel does not empty completely
Blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool
Stools that are narrower than usual
Frequent gas pains or cramps, or feeling full or bloated
Weight loss with no known reason
Nausea or vomiting
Because you may not have symptoms at first, it's important to have screening tests. Everyone over 50 should get screened. Tests include colonoscopy and tests for blood in the stool. Treatments for colorectal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination. Surgery can usually cure it when it is found early