Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Neurosurgeon? A Neurosurgeon is a medical specialist that treats diseases and conditions affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The Neurosurgeons at CNSI at Chapman each are fellowship trained in specific areas of Neurosurgical specialty.
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Do you take my insurance? Chapman Medical Center and the Neurosurgeons at CNSI at Chapman accept a variety of insurance plans, including but not limited to HMO, PPO, work comp, and Medicare plans. Our staff would be happy to assist you with this information.
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Is spine surgery a covered benefit? Spine surgery is a covered benefit with most healthplans, but each patient's benefits are unique and you should contact your insurance plan to know what your specific covered benefits are.
What information should I consider when choosing a Spine surgeon? It is always a good idea to do some research about the physician you are working with. Some good questions to ask are what is their educational background? What is their surgical experience? Are they fellowship trained? What are their surgical outcomes?
What tests should be done to diagnose my back pain? Typically, a CT (CAT scan) or an MRI test are ordered to view the structure of your back or neck in an effort to locate the area that may be causing you discomfort.The surgeons at CNSI at Chapman will review the results of these tests with you personally, so that you may actually see the scan of your spine and be afforded the chance to ask the surgeon any questions you may have.
Should I get a second opinion? It is important for you to be as informed as you possibly can when making a decision to have any type of medical treatment. If a patient feels that they would like to obtain a second opinion before moving forward with medical treatment, then the surgeons at CNSI at Chapman would support that patient's choice.
How long do I have to wait for an appointment? Typically, you are able to make an appointment with one of our surgeons within a week of the date of you call. You may also fill out an inquiry form by
Can I email you my MRI/CT test results? It is important for the Neurosurgeon to view the actual MRI or X-rays, so they may go over the scan with you and discuss your specific issue, so they will request that you bring your scans to your first appointment so that you can review them together.