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  • Billing & Insurance Coverage

    Q: Is your surgery covered by my insurance? Does your office verify what is covered by insurance well in advance of any procedures? A: We accept all insurances except one access plan called “Care First”. Our office authorizes all procedures in advance with the appropriate payer. SuperPATH total hips bill identically to that of a […]

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  • SuperPATH Hip Restrictions

    Q: Will this surgery give me back my mobility in my hip? After hip replacement will I be able to reach my right foot so I can put on a sock or tie a shoe? Will I be able to bend over and touch my toes? What restrictions will I have? I have been told […]

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  • Medical Tourism - Needed Information

    Q: If I am traveling to see you, what information do you need to accept me as your patient? A: I will need to see 2 main items prior to being able to accept you as a patient: Imaging – xrays, minimum 2 views (pelvis & lateral views are preferred for hips; ap, lateral & […]

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  • Medical Tourism - Setting up the Visit

    Q: Do you treat patients from out-of-town? A: Flying to Phoenix for surgery is not only feasible, but it is becoming routine in my practice. I have established relationships with local hotels to make this easier. Once I accept you as a patient, our office will contact you regarding all of the necessary pre-operative steps. […]

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  • Medical tourism – a joint replacement in 1 week

    Q: Can I fly in the day before surgery, then fly home the day after? A: Even though your hospital stay will likely be 24hrs, I will require you to make a 1 week commitment for your safety: Fri – initial clinic visit (physical exam, xrays*, pre-op workup) & pre-op assessment in hospital Sat – […]

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  • Knee Replacement -vs- Partial Knee Replacement

    Q: I would like to know more about your knee replacement techniques. I am in my mid-50s, and have been told that I have bone-on-bone arthritis in my knee. A: What I can provide for you really depends upon the location and severity of the arthritis in your knee. If the bone-on-bone arthritis is limited […]

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  • Patellofemoral Replacement

    Q: One of my colleagues just heard Dr. Chow speak at a conference last week and was very impressed. I am a Physical Therapist who has Grade IV patellofemoral changes bilaterally. Does Dr. Chow do patellofemoral replacments? A: The quick answer is “yes”: I do robotically-assisted limited patellofemoral (PF) replacements. To more fully answer your […]

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  • Medical Tourism - Needed Information

    Q: If I am traveling to see you, what information do you need to accept me as your patient? A: I will need to see 2 main items prior to being able to accept you as a patient: Imaging – xrays, minimum 2 views (pelvis & lateral views are preferred for hips; ap, lateral & […]

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Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • University of Illinois at Chicago