Finding an endometriosis surgeon in New York City
June 14, 2012 10:37 AM Subscribe
Finding an endometriosis surgeon in New York City...what's with this "out-of-network" business? I am scared, and I can't find a doctor that will see me.
I have been diagnosed with an 8-cm dilated fallopian tube that my MD says has to come out. And two endometriomas, one on each ovary. I would like to find an experienced laparoscopic surgeon to do this surgery, because this is likely caused by a whole bunch of endometriosis issues, and I would like to have those issues addressed while they're in my abdomen. But Every. Single. Endometriosis. Specialist. I can find is an "out-of-network provider," and I just learned that I have no out-of-network benefits. Crap. My health insurance company website is utterly unhelpful. The people on the phone with my health insurance are utterly unhelpful. I don't want to just go to come random surgeon who does six or seven of these surgeries a year -- I'd really like to retain my ability to concieve a child. This is a big deal for me. A really, really big deal. And I'm terrified that I'm not going to be able to find a good surgeon. $18,000 plus out of pocket is not an option for me. What can I do? I am willing to travel if I have to.