NOTE: If you are scheduled for surgery at our facility and we are filing insurance for you as our primary and direct means of payment, the prices listed on this website do not apply to you.
The prices for the procedures listed on this website include use of the facility, the surgeon’s fee and the anesthesiologist’s fee. The initial consultation with the surgeon is also included, as is uncomplicated follow-up care. The duration of postoperative care is different for each surgical procedure. Therefore, your surgeon will inform you at the initial consultation the amount of postoperative care covered by the price. The $150 initial consultation fee is applied to the total cost of the procedure should surgery be indicated. If surgery is not indicated the $150 will be retained by us. Our goal is for the price to be as transparent as possible.
As an outpatient surgery center, we are only able to treat patients who are a level I or II on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification System. We are unable to treat patients with recent heart attacks, strokes, or other severe medical problems. We reserve the right to refuse surgery to any patient if they are deemed not a good candidate for our environment of care and the $150 consultation fee is forfeited in these circumstances.
A list of what is NOT included in the fee is as follows:
Pre-Surgical Diagnostic Testing
We maintain relationships with low price pre-pay “cash” laboratories and imaging facilities which offer services at significantly discounted prices. Following the consultation, any pre surgical diagnostic studies necessary prior to the surgery such as lab, MRI, X-rays, or consultations with specialists to determine medical risk/management, physical therapy and rehabilitation will be estimated for the patient and ordered appropriately.
Any hardware or implants necessary for completion of the procedure (plates and screws, e.g. for orthopedic procedures) will be communicated prior to surgical scheduling following the surgical consultation visit. Our experienced surgical staff knows with almost certainty what will be needed to complete your surgery and this hardware or implants estimated invoice will be provided to you and paid prior to surgery scheduling.
Any overnight stay at a facility adjacent to our center can be arranged on a case-by-case basis for an additional charge. Lodging and travel expenses are not included in the price of the procedures, but we do have relationships with local hotels/condos which are modern, convenient and affordably priced.
Complications Requiring Additional Medical Care Outside of our Facility
While every effort is made to avoid medical and surgical complications, should they occur, Lone Star Surgery Center and its staff and owners are not responsible for any additional fees incurred. These fees may include but are not limited to; transfer to an additional facility and/or additional fees resulting from care rendered at an outside facility following transfer, or discharge from the Lone Star Surgical Center.
Multiple Procedures or Less Common Procedures
The list of procedures on this website is a partial list of procedures available in this pricing model. If the procedure you believe you require is not listed on this website, feel free to call our contact number to inquire about availability and pricing. The prices listed are not negotiable and are available only to those who pay the entire amount in advance. We are able to offer these prices due to the lack of expense in processing the claims and the absence of risk for non-payment. Alternative payment arrangements can be made with human resource departments or divisions of self-insured entities if necessary. For more complex cases where multiple procedures are performed during the same surgery (multiple CPT codes), a custom price will be created taking into account a discount for bundling multiple procedures, and that price will be agreed upon before the scheduling of the procedure. Once again, if you are scheduled for surgery at our facility and insurance is to be filed by us, the prices listed on our website do not apply to you.
Need for Additional Care Beyond the Scope of the Surgical Procedure.
Certain procedures are only completed as part of a care continuum that may include orthodontics, scar management, pain management, physical or occupational therapy, or additional specialized medical or therapeutic care. The prices listed on our website are only for the pre identified and scheduled surgical component of the care continuum. If additional medical care is required in the pre or post-surgical arena, that will not be included in the price.