My name is Linda Halford, Jacksonville, FL. When did you have your Adhesiolysis surgery with Dr. Reich and Dr. Redan? Did you allow them to take a second look with a Laporoscope within a few days after surgery. I am looking into having the surgery but at this time cannot afford to so I will have to continue to live in excruciating pain. My BC/BS Federal insurance doesn't pay very much for this procedure. So I have to come up with $5000 up-front. Did you appeal to your insurance to pay more after the surgery? I am anxious to hear from you. I would like to hear from patients who have had the surgery several years past to find out if the adhesions have returned.
In Friendship, Linda Halford
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Re: DR. Riche & DR. Redan
>Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 08:54:59 -0500
>Hi Kathy! ")
>I tell you, since the surgery I have a LIFE. I can stay up passed 8:00pm!
>These doctors have helped me and my husband out tremendously. They have
>awesome bedside manners and THANK GOD gave me pain relief! You are going
>the best of the best.
>As for your insurance, I too had to get a referral to go out of network. I
>got the approval! Please, if you need any help with your insurance to get
>approval, let me know and I will be very happy to help you. Don't give up
>they say NO - that will not be "their final answer."
>As for the dollar amount of the surgery, I would pay a million dollars to
>have done what was done to me. You can't put a price of your quality of
>that's for sure. I know it's hard with finances these days, but think
>it.....you WILL feel better. Please, anytime you need me for anything, you
>can email me here or at my email address: Chrissy492@aol.com
>Take care and my prayers are with you!