What to Know Before You Arrive
Know your health insurance benefits.
Before your procedure, you or your physician may contact your health insurance
company to determine what is covered by your insurance plan. If you are
a member of a health maintenance organization (HMO), you will want to
know if you are covered for services at Washington Hospital. The HMO may
also require you to have any pre-admission testing done at a place other
than Washington Hospital.
Results of your pre-admission testing
All patients will meet with the Gamma Knife team radiation oncologist for
a consult as well as a tour of the Gamma Knife facility prior to the procedure
date. If you are coming from out of town, most of your paperwork will
be completed on the day before you come for the procedure. We encourage
out-of-town patients to stay in or near Fremont on the day before the
procedure and possibly one night afterwards.