Has anyone run into trouble with the insurance company not covering your surgery because of where it's being done? For example, my doctor wanted me to go to our local hospital but I was not comfortable with that place so he is supposed to be referring me to Duke which is what I told him I want. I am still waiting for my cardio's office to get their act together but in the meantime, all these thoughts go through my head :/ Is it possible for the insurance to deny a claim because I could have had it closer (and most likely cheaper) to home?
My doctor just referred me for mitral valve repair surgery. I'm going to meet with the surgeon in 2 weeks. I need some tips for questions to ask! Is there a website where I can find statistics on doctors like how many surgeries they have performed? The surgeon is Dr. Barry Chan and I've done some research and am please so far but am uncertain about how I feel about the hospital he would perform the surgery in. Thoughts? Thanks all!!
Some people, as well as my cardiologist, often ask me if I am feeling any symptoms of my severe MR. I always say no, because as far as I know, I pretty much feel 100% each day. But then it got me thinking,..... what if I don't even really know what feeling good is? Maybe I think I am at 100% but really I am only at 60%? Going for the TEE on Friday to figure out next steps.
Hi everyone! I'm fairly new here.... I opened this account over 6 months ago and have been silent. I have severe mitral regurgitation with no physical symptoms. Has anyone on here been diagnosed similarly? My cardiologist tells me surgery is in my future at some point. I'm curious to know how others feel about the risk of waiting vs an earlier surgery. thanks!