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Your Surgery

Intraoperative neuromonitoring is used to make your surgery safer. Our role is to keep an eye on nerve function and provide continual feedback to your surgeon throughout your procedure. If neurological changes occur, we identify those real-time, allowing your surgeon to take immediate action.

On operation day an AMS board-certified technologist will be with you every step of the way.

For questions or information please contact
Brandan Blew at bblew@ams-ionm.com, 479-856-4866

The Process

 

  1. We review your medical health prior to surgery and speak with the surgeon to confirm your neurological tests.
  2. At the hospital, we meet with you and your family to explain our role in your surgery. At this time we will review specific neurological tests and answer any questions you may have. We may apply surface electrodes that will be used in the operating room.  We will also obtain your consent.
  3. We meet you in the operating room and will be with you throughout your entire surgery. Once you are asleep, we will apply small electrodes at key nerve or muscle locations on your body. These are attached to our medical equipment to begin the computer-generated tests.
  4. As tests are run, we log the steps of your procedure, and information is reviewed real-time and recorded into your personal medical record.
  5. Throughout your surgery, our neurologist is viewing test results remotely from their office via a secure link with our computer in the operating room. Feedback is provided to your surgeon. This allows for your best surgical results.
  6. After your procedure is completed, we provide summary feedback as requested by your surgeon. We remove all electrodes, and you will be on your way to recovery and your family. Other than possible skin irritation, our work is virtually painless.

Please discuss any questions or concerns about Intraoperative neuromonitoring with your surgeon.

Insurance Coverage/Payment

Before surgery AMS obtains pre-certification from your healthcare insurance company.

After your surgery we will submit a bill for our services to your insurance. They may pay for all of the costs, or for a portion, depending on your specific plan.

Prior to your surgery, please contact your insurance company or AMS to determine how this service will be covered. We can help determine if you will be responsible for any portion of the cost, or if you will have to pay a co-pay or a deductible.

After surgery you may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance company. This is NOT a bill. We are here to assist you in any way with communication with your insurance company. We will help make an appeal for coverage if necessary.

It is possible your insurance company may send a check to you that is for payment of our services. If you receive this, please let us know and send the payment it to AMS, 3497 Wagon Wheel Rd Springdale, AR 72762. If we do not receive payment you will be responsible for reimbursement of our services.

 

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For any questions and immediate assistance, please contact
Brandan Blew at 479-361-8804 or bblew@ams-ionm.com

Please send payment to:
AMS
3497 Wagon Wheel Rd
Springdale, AR 72762
877-295-2554