1. Episode 17: Questions To Ask Before Your Surgery Sandy Kibling 22:20

Having a surgery planned, or elective is concerning. There are so many questions and concerns.

I know I had a total knee replacement surgery a year ago, and while my surgeon and the facility where I was having the procedure were awesome in providing prep documents and answering my questions, I was still anxious.

I remember creating these scenarios about what could happen and wanting to ask additional questions to put my mind at ease but being hesitant to do so.  

Don’t hesitate and ask the questions you need. This is happening to you…be your own advocate and remember that a well-informed patient tends to be more satisfied with the outcome or results of a procedure.

What we will discuss: 

  1. You’re Thinking About an Elective Surgery – Questions to Ask
  2. The Cost of Surgery – Options for Managing Your Out of Pocket Cost
  3. You’ve Planned Your Surgery – Now What?


Questions to Ask Before Surgery

8 Tips For Reducing the Cost of Your Medical Procedure

Health Care Costs Number One Cause of Bankruptcy for American Families

Knee Replacement Cost By State: HOPD vs. ASC

Are Outpatient Surgery Centers Safe

Episode 7: No Surprises Act…Just Say No To Out Of Network Bills

Free Pricing Tool – Fair Health Consumer

How To Get A Fair Price On A Medical Procedure

Pricing Tool: Turquoise Health

Episode 11: Pricing Your Procedure Tips for Reducing Costs

Sandy Kibling Get Savvy... Demystifying Healthcare

Sandy is a health care professional having served in numerous roles including physician consulting and working for a large healthcare insurance company. She has worked on the frontline addressing physician and subscriber issues and has heard first-hand the frustration and concern about affordability and navigating a complicated healthcare system.

Sandy’s passion is to create a trusted source with Get Savvy…Demystifying Healthcare a podcast that breaks down the complexity of healthcare and empowers consumers to navigate the healthcare system.