Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial

Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.

ACDF Out of Network Surgeon - Anyone do this?

So, the most trusting doctor I could find is out of my network.  He said excluding his services he would try to accommodate my policy performing the surgery at a in-network site.

The proposed surgery is single level ACDF. 

His office offers financing options.  I am not wealthy, but spine surgery seems the last place to be frugal.

Anyone else have surgery outside of their provider network?



  • The user and all related content has been deleted.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584

    Its really not about if the surgeon is out of network.  Different insurance carries have different sets of In Network Doctors

    That does not make them good or bad.  You need to research the doctor that you intend on having your surgery done by.

    Yes In Network, the insurance company will pay for most of the procedures and Out of Network, you will probably have a big co-pay.

    Call you insurance company, give them the name of the doctor you are looking at, let them tell you what the approximate costs from you will be for the surgery

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • advertisement
Sign In or Register to comment.