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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers minimally invasive surgical procedures and surgical diagnostic testing in state-of-the-art facilities.

We understand that surgery can produce anxiety, but rest assured that we take your care very seriously. Our anesthesiologists are board–certified, and our nurses focus on your comfort before and after surgery.

As you schedule and prepare for surgery, your physician and nurse will supply you with specific, detailed information to help you prepare for the procedure. The following general information will help guide you, but please direct any specific questions to your physician.

Insurance coverage

Many insurance plans now require pre-admission review or second opinions; therefore, it is very important for you to contact your carrier about your surgery before the day of your operation to ensure your coverage. If insurance carriers are not notified promptly, your surgery may be cancelled. If you are unable to pay the full deposit, financial arrangements should be made with the financial counselors before admission.

Elective procedures

Insurance companies do not normally cover elective procedures, such as cosmetic surgery. If this is the case or if you do not have insurance, you will be asked to pay in full based on the approximate cost of your procedure.

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