Sometimes referred to as ambulatory anesthesia, special medications and techniques are used when a patient is expected to go home as soon as possible on the same day of the surgery. Office-based surgery is a type of ambulatory anesthesia.
Since most patients want to avoid an overnight hospital stay after surgery, ambulatory surgical procedures have become very popular. There has been a growing trend for procedures to be performed in a medical or dental office. Office-based surgery offers the convenience of having a procedure performed in a more comfortable setting and with a quick return home.
For questions regarding office-based anesthesia billing, please contact 602.744.4760. For dental and some other types of cases, payment is required in advance of the procedure. A representative of Valley Anesthesiology Consultants’ billing service will contact the patient (or responsible party) after the procedure is scheduled to provide the patient with the estimated anesthesia fee and collect payment via credit card. This pre-payment is based on the estimated procedure time; however, the final dental anesthesia fee will be based on the precise duration of the anesthesia services. Payment by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) will be required at this time. The patient will be refunded in the amount of any over-payment.
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