Many patients who have already met their insurance deductibles are looking to schedule tests, procedures or surgeries before the end of the year. This leads to a busy time of year for surgeons at TRIA.
In order to beat the rush it is recommend that patients schedule their surgical consultations by the end of August through mid- September which will help ensure their surgery date prior to the New Year.
A patient can schedule surgery after they have met with a surgeon to determine the care plan and discuss the procedure. During the consultation the surgeon will outline medical needs, risk and benefits of the procedure. At the end of the consultation, a patient can schedule their appointment with the surgeons’ medical staff. They will help walk the patient through available surgical dates, discuss pre-operative needs and schedule all follow-ups post-surgery.
For some patients surgery could be scheduled within two to three weeks. If a patient comes in with a traumatic injury such as a fracture or displaced meniscus tear, surgery can be scheduled faster. There are small procedure openings but for larger procedures like joint replacement, most TRIA surgeons have been booked through the end of the year since October. Currently our total joint surgeons are booking into February 2018.
The TRIA surgery center has extended its hours through Friday, December 29. Extended hours run from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. And 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 and 16.
To schedule an appointment in Bloomington or Woodbury call 952-831-8742, and for Maple Grove call 952-806-5600.