Dr. Wadie, Dr. Immerman, Dr. Bascom - Surgeries Postponed (Covid-19)

DoesItEnd

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After looking up some of the advice on this forum, I found Dr. George Wadie at the WakeMed practice in Raleigh and had a preliminary appointment. I actually told him about this site which he wasn't aware of. Anyway, I was originally supposed to have surgery with him next week, but unfortunately today he told me that the governor of NC announced that all "elective" surgeries were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I was about to have this over with! However, I understand that there are more pressing issues currently so I'm fine with having to wait until the pandemic is settled and once surgeries can proceed again.

I looked up Dr. Immerman's practice (Evergreen Surgical Pilonidal Clinic in Eau Claire, WI) and his practice is postponed with the virus as well: https://pilonidal.net/covid19/

Similarly, so is Dr. Bascom's practice (Northwest Surgical Specialists in Springfield, OR): https://www.nwsurgicalspecialists.com/

Looks like that those that are suffering will have to persevere for a little longer, but I hope the light at the end of the tunnel is close for us all! Hang in there!
 

DoesItEnd

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please keep this updated :) i am considering seeing him. do you know how much the surgery is on an estimate perhaps?

Through my insurance (a PPO plan, with him being in network), my co-pay is only $200, but there will likely be other costs too (anesthesia, hospital stay, etc.). I'll follow up with more accurate numbers once I figure them out.
 

throwoutaccount

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Through my insurance (a PPO plan, with him being in network), my co-pay is only $200, but there will likely be other costs too (anesthesia, hospital stay, etc.). I'll follow up with more accurate numbers once I figure them out.
that's not too bad! i also have a PPO plan and will verify if he actually is in network since it appears that he is. fingers crossed. are you traveling to see him? I've got about a 6 hour drive
 

DoesItEnd

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that's not too bad! i also have a PPO plan and will verify if he actually is in network since it appears that he is. fingers crossed. are you traveling to see him? I've got about a 6 hour drive

I am, but it’s just around 3 and a half hours or so. I’m estimating all in will be around $500 but who knows. Not sure what your working situation is, but since I knew I was going to have this procedure this year at some point (and probably some other medical expenses), I opted to get a FSA through my employer, which covers a lot of things like co-pays, prescriptions, etc. Better yet, I got to get an ergonomic chair and also have a prescription for a standing desk as well which Dr. Wadie signed for me so that my FSA would reimburse me. Hopefully the surgery is equally as useful!
 

throwoutaccount

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I am, but it’s just around 3 and a half hours or so. I’m estimating all in will be around $500 but who knows. Not sure what your working situation is, but since I knew I was going to have this procedure this year at some point (and probably some other medical expenses), I opted to get a FSA through my employer, which covers a lot of things like co-pays, prescriptions, etc. Better yet, I got to get an ergonomic chair and also have a prescription for a standing desk as well which Dr. Wadie signed for me so that my FSA would reimburse me. Hopefully the surgery is equally as useful!
thats awesome that your job is covering that for you! i'm just a student so im relying on my insurance. how are you now? did you get surgery?
 

DoesItEnd

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thats awesome that your job is covering that for you! i'm just a student so im relying on my insurance. how are you now? did you get surgery?

I did! I have a follow up this week to see how it fully went but so far recovery has been pretty good! There's no drainage or anything else in the area for now, so hopefully the follow up goes well too.
 

DoesItEnd

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Not sure if anyone else saw this, but Dr. Wadie is leaving the WakeMed practice on 10/30/20. I'm not sure where he's going or whether he's retiring, but the letter I received in the mail implied that he's either relocating or will continue practicing elsewhere.
 

Nana Tadros

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Dr Wadie is starting his own practice in Raleigh. He will start seeing patients in January 2021. The practice is more dedicated to pilonidal disease patients. For those of you interested in seeing him, his office told me you can email him through his website as he is starting to schedule patients. The website is www.pilonidalsurgery.org and the email is info@pilonidalsurgery.org
 
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