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What did you do to prepare for your outpatient surgery? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: dwinton, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I found that having a person with you after outpatient surgery is like having a novice writing law. First, the person is not medically trained or qualified in most cases. Second, if the outpatient center releases you, this does not relieve them legally from litigation. Third, just because your vitals appear worthy of release does not mean you are self-sufficient enough to care completely for yourself. So, I brought my lawyer with me.

Comment from: jandutch33, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 22

I recently had back surgery at a local hospital. After the procedure and recovery I spent 24 hours in a hospital (total 30 hours). I received an invoice from the hospital for medicine administered during that time. After checking with Medicare, the hospital and the surgeon's office I learned that the doctor had registered me as an out-patient and in that case medicines were not covered by Medicare. I learned that outpatient surgery does not exclude a hospital stay.

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