Hospital Treatment – General Anesthesia
If it is determined, either due to age, extent of treatment and/or complex medical histories, Dr. Healey will recommend that your child’s dental procedures be performed under a general anesthesia in the hospital, usually on an out-patient basis. Dr. Healey has staff privileges at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Scottish Rite, Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center, Emory Midtown Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital.
Dr. Healey’s Surgery Coordinator, Cathryn, will work closely with parents to initiate all pre-certification paperwork with both the dental and medical insurance carriers and will advise of the benefit coverage and estimated out-of-pocket costs.
Children going to the hospital for dental surgery do require a history and physical exam within a 30 day window prior to surgery and Cathryn will guide you through this process and provide you with the appropriate forms for completion.