Lumpectomy

Your physician has scheduled you for a lumpectomy. This is a surgical procedure to remove a suspicious area from your breast and evaluate it for malignancy. Understandably, you have questions about what to expect.

What should I do on the day of surgery?

What should I expect once I arrive at the surgical center?

What should I expect after the surgery?

When do I need to call the doctor?

Authorization and Payment

Important Numbers

 

What should I do on the day of surgery?

Do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours prior to the scheduled procedure or as instructed by the surgical facility. You will need someone to take you home after the surgery. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may wish to bring a front-closure support or sport bra to wear home from the hospital.

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What should I expect once I arrive at the surgical center?

 

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What should I expect after the surgery?

 

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When do I need to call the doctor?

If at any time, you feel you have a life-threatening or urgent problem, either call 911, or proceed to an Emergency Room before reaching the physician.

 

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Authorization and Payment

We will call your insurance company to pre-certify the surgery. If there is a question of coverage, we will let you known as soon as possible. If you will not utilize insurance, we will provide you with an estimate of fees associated with the surgery, so that you may budget appropriately. Our billing department will work with you to discuss payment arrangements or questions about your benefits. As a reminder, you will most likely receive a series of bills associated with the surgery, as many providers will be involved with your care: the facility where the surgery takes place, our office, the radiologist, the pathologist, and the laboratory, etc.

 

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Important Numbers

Northside Hospital 404-851-8000
Aesthetica 404-303-7542
Breast Care Specialists 404-255-8086 *

*For an emergency after hours, you will receive instructions for reaching the doctor

BCS Surgery Scheduling 404-255-8086 ext. 204

 

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