What to Expect with IONM

Before Your Surgery

Once you have discussed surgery with your physician, he/she may begin a discussion about neuromonitoring of your case. Your surgeon will discuss the need for monitoring of your case and what it will entail. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Day of Your Surgery

Before going into the operating room, you may meet your neuromonitorist on the day of surgery. They may take a quick medical history, perform a directed physical assessment, and have you complete some general paperwork (to include a consent for monitoring as well as an assignment of benefits). In most cases, after anesthesia sedates you, electrodes may be placed on your head, arms, and legs. These electrodes are hooked-up to our advanced monitoring system, which helps your monitorist interpret the signals that your nervous system transmits.

During your surgery, your monitorist will provide feedback on the status of your nervous system to your surgeon and anesthesia provider. If anything changes, your surgical team may be able to immediately react and take measures to either reverse or mitigate any issues, thus maximizing your potential for a positive outcome. After the surgery is done, all of the monitoring electrodes will be safely removed and disposed of.

Billing for IONM

The billing and reimbursement staff at Medsurant Holdings work diligently to ensure accurate insurance information is received and certifications/authorizations are obtained as far in advance of your surgery date as possible. We are committed to working with you and your insurance carrier to alleviate any additional post-surgical stress. Our representatives are here to advocate on your behalf as well as explain the explanation of benefits (EOB) you will receive for our services.

For Further Information

We are glad to be able to provide additional safety during your surgery through our state-of-the-art care. If you have any questions about our services, check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions. Also, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Hotline or Corporate Headquarters.

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If you’re a patient who is interested in discussing whether your upcoming surgery could benefit from neurom monitoring, we encourage you to speak to your health care professional. If you have any questions for us, please feel free to contact us by clicking here.