About Your First Visit

Everyone at Evansville Surgical Associates is here to provide you the best service possible and to make the experience pleasant and convenient for you and your family.

Prior to your first visit, you will be asked to complete the appropriate forms and bring them with you to your appointment. These forms are available to download on this website on the Patient Portal page.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment, and remember to bring the following:

  • A Photo ID
  • Completed Patient Data Form
  • Completed Medical History Form
  • Your insurance card
  • All prescription & non-prescription drugs you are currently taking, including any herbal supplements and vitamins. This is very important, as they can affect your surgery experience.
  • Any X-rays or other imaging or lab work

Prior to your visit, we recommend that you call your employer's benefits department or your insurer. It is your responsibility to know if you are required by your insurance plan to go to a specific hospital, lab, or x-ray facility. Please let our staff know if that is the case.

When you are called in for your appointment, you will be taken back to meet with a nurse who will get your weight and ask you questions about what brought you to ESA and your symptoms before you are seen by the surgeon.

When the surgeon arrives, he or she will go over your symptoms, diagnoses, and discuss with you what your possible surgery options are, if any. The surgeons are there to answer any questions you may have and make you as comfortable as possible.

Depending on your insurance provider you may or may not owe a co-pay at the end of your appointment. Co-pays are due the day of your appointment. If a surgery is scheduled, your information will be given to a staff member who will contact your insurance company to determine what your coverage may be. Once again, this varies depending on what type of insurance you carry.