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How to Prepare for Surgery

Surgery is stressful, overwhelming and painful. The weeks and days leading up to a scheduled surgery can be filled with emotions:

  • What is the recovery timeline?
  • How much pain will I be in?
  • How much will this surgery cost?

It’s always better to “know before you go” by asking your doctor any medical questions before the surgery so you can best prepare yourself for the upcoming procedure.

Dr. Jamal M. Bullocks recently gave CNN.com his 6 habits to improve healing after surgery. These tips included:

  • Quit smoking
  • Improve your diet
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Manage your weight
  • Consider supplements
  • Follow your doctor’s orders

Following the steps included in the article will help you heal after surgery but, did you know you could also be informed of your surgery cost options before the procedure?

With Surgery Saver service, an expert Advisor contacts up to five facilities in the member's area providing cost, quality and availability ratings. The Karis Group has found an average $13,000 cost difference between the least expensive and most expensive facilities with no difference in quality ratings. In the past, members have saved over $10,000 on hernia repair surgeries and over $50,000 on gastric bypass surgeries.

Surgery Saver is offered to members through Karis360 and Health Co-Op products as well as to benefit providers, businesses, cooperatives, associations, employer groups and other clients.

Don’t let the unknown of non-emergency surgeries get you down. Think Surgery Cost Saver could be a good fit for you or your members?  Contact us today to learn more!

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