When you or someone you love is diagnosed with a Cardiothoracic or Vascular condition, it can bring up a lot of questions and concerns. We’re here to help.

Do I need a referral to have an office visit /consultation?

Yes, a referral from your primary care physician or specialty doctor will need to be provided to schedule an office visit to determine the diagnosis and treatment options.

How soon can an office visit /consultation be scheduled?

Typically 2-3 weeks or sooner depending on the urgency of your diagnosis and speed of your insurance carrier for authorization.

If my procedure will be performed at Jacksonville Vascular Center, will the office visit /consultation take place at the center?

The office visit will need to take place at one of the five doctors’ clinics, and the office will then schedule your procedure at the out-patient surgical facility.

What will happen at my first office visit /consultation?

You will meet your surgeon, discuss your medical history and current symptoms, surgery goals and discuss a treatment plan.

Do I need to bring any items to my first office visit /consultation?

You will need to bring your Driver’s License, insurance card, and a current list of medications. The more thorough your knowledge of previous surgeries and medical history, the better and safer you’ll be.

How soon after I see the doctor can I have my procedure?

This will depend on insurance authorization and urgency of diagnosis.

Where will my procedure be?

CTVSA covers all major hospitals in the Jacksonville area, including but not limited to, all Baptist Health locations, St. Vincent’s Riverside, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, and Orange Park Medical Center. Depending on the type of diagnosis, the procedure can be performed at our out-patient surgical facility, the Jacksonville Vascular Center, located in the Southside area of Jacksonville.

What to do before surgery?

Most patients will not be able to eat or drink after midnight the day before surgery, this information will be discussed during your pre-op appointment with the hospital. If you are on a blood thinner, you should discuss stopping with your surgeon prior to surgery.

Do I need to bring any items to my procedure?

You will need to bring your Driver’s License, insurance card, and a current list of medications. The more thorough your knowledge of previous surgeries and medical history, the better and safer you’ll be.

Recovery time?

Recovery time varies from patient to patient and depending on the type of surgery you are having. More specific information about your estimated recovery time can be discussed with your surgeon.

How soon can I shower and/or drive?

After surgery, your recovery time can vary from a few days to weeks depending on the procedure you have had. You should consult with your surgeon to discuss your needs before showering or driving. 

What insurance do you accept?

We accept a wide variety of insurances. Download the complete list here.

Please keep in mind that a patient’s experience will vary depending on diagnosis and urgency. Please ask any further questions with the office you are scheduled with.

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