Let Us Help Answer Your Insurance Questions
Dr. Capek specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery, which is not covered by insurance. Reconstructive surgery refers to procedures that improve or correct function in areas affected by aging, trauma, birth defects and lifestyle changes such as major weight loss. Occasionally there are “gray areas” in plastic surgery that may be covered by your insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation. For example, upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) – a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement – may be covered by insurance if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient’s vision. Other examples include an umbilical hernia found during a consultation for a tummy tuck or even a ruptured silicone breast implant that needs removal.
If you qualify for insurance coverage for one of these procedures, consider doing a cosmetic procedure at the same time. You could see a significant savings in operating room and anesthesia costs for the cosmetic portion of your procedure. For example, some of our patients having an upper lid blepharoplasty done for decreased visual fields decide to have a facelift performed at the same time. After your consultation we will gladly provide you with a detailed quote reflecting this potential savings.
If you are considering surgery at our practice and want more information about coverage through your health insurance, you can ask us today. Either call or fill out the form with your questions and we will get back to you!
Our office works with some plans offered by the following insurance companies, (CDPHP, MVP, Blue Shield of NENY, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield and United Healthcare). Please check with your insurance carrier to make sure Dr. Capek is a participating provider. WE DO NOT PARTICIPATE WITH MEDICARE OR MEDICAID PLANS.
PLEASE NOTE: To efficiently answer your question(s), we will need a copy of the front and back of your insurance card to determine your benefits. We also need to know your date of birth, so please include this with the copies of your insurance card. You can fax this information to us at (518) 786-9241.