Eric GriffithCertified Surgical Assistant
As a native of Colorado, I found my love of the outdoors early in life. Backpacking, hiking, and fishing have become a love for which I hope to pass on to my four wonderful children. Starting as a Surgical Technologist in 2002, I found the operating room to be my place to serve the community the best. Nearly ten years after entering the medical field I craved more. I returned to school to become a certified surgical assistant in 2010. My expertise is in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy and graft preparation. To this day I continue to learn from various surgeons and the surrounding community of the advancing field of medicine.
WHAT IS A SURGICAL ASSIST
Surgical assistants are advanced allied health practitioners who provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, wound closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the surgical patient. The surgical assistant performs these functions under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. Please visit the Association for Surgical Assistants website for more information.
MY BILLING PROCESS
As a certified surgical assistant, my role in the operating theatre is essential for the safe and efficient completion of the surgical case. It is important that you, as the patient, understand my role in the OR and the billing process. Throughout your experience, I will contact you via mail and email to communicate every step. The initial contact will provide all of my contact information and give you an opportunity to address any questions regarding my purpose and role in your surgery. On the day of your operation, I am happy to meet you and your family in the pre-operative area or will certainly be setting up the OR and assisting during the case to optimize your surgical experience and outcome. Following your surgery, I will again mail or email you a letter stating I was present during your surgery, my role and all my contact information should any questions arise.
A short time after the surgery is completed, I will submit a medical claim to the insurance company in a similar fashion to the surgeon. Every attempt will be made to obtain payment from your insurance company through the standard billing process. Billed charges to your insurance will be based on time and complexity of the surgery. Patient responsibility will vary based on the case but NOT to exceed $350. For any questions or concerns regarding my billing process please feel free to contact me any time.
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