Put Your Mind At Ease

We have provided information here to help you prepare for your upcoming procedure or outpatient surgery. This information should help you understand precisely what’s ahead, and we hope that it will put you more at ease. Whatever questions remain, our staff has answers for you.

Please remember that what’s provided here is general information. Every person has different medical history and each surgery and treatment is unique.  All detailed questions and concerns should be discussed with your physician. If anything you find on this site contradicts instructions you have received from a physician or nurse, always defer to the medical professional.

City Place Surgery Center Highlights

City Place Surgery Center centrally located in St Louis County is a fully equipped ASC. 

Financial Information

Facility fees

The facility fees are for the use of the facility and do not include laboratory, pathology, surgeon, anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist fees. You will be billed separately for these fees.

Financial arrangements

If you require special financial arrangements, please phone our office prior to your surgery to discuss alternative methods of payment. Our helpful staff will work with you.

Payment options

For your convenience, we offer two financial institutions for financing options: CareCredit offers a 6 month no finance fee credit card and US Bank offers a 12 month no finance fee credit card. You will need to bring this credit card with you on the date of service. Please be aware these options can take 7-10 business days to process your application.

Collections and payment policy

  • Be prepared to pay any co-pay, deductible or co-insurnace balances on the day of your surgery.
  • Patients who do not have insurance coverage or those having cosmetic surgery are required to pay charges in advance.
  • We will bill your primary and secondary insurance carriers or governmental agency directly for the facility’s charges.
  • This facility accepts cash, cashier’s checks, credit cards, and personal checks with a valid government-issued ID.
  • An alternative option is CareCredit which offers patient payment plans.  Apply for an online application or call directly.

Medicare

Our facility is certified by Medicare and complies with specified physical plant, staffing, safety and governance standards. Review the Medicare & You Handbook for Part B-covered services. Visit the Medicare website for more information on your benefits.

If you have any other questions regarding your payments, insurance or other financial issues, please contact us.

Our Specialties

City Place Surgery Center is a fully-equipped ambulatory surgery center (ASC).  Our surgical suites are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to perform outpatient surgical procedures.  Our physicians treat many orthopedic, neurological and pain management medical conditions.

Common Questions

  • Your surgeon will inform you if you need to see your primary physician before scheduling surgery.
  • You will have a consultation with your surgeon and the anesthesiologist prior to your surgery.
  • For most procedures, plan on an hour and a half before your surgical appointment and an hour after surgery.
  • Most patients go home after surgery when stable; however, your surgeon will determine if overnight care is required for your procedure
  • After your surgery, a nurse will go over instructions your surgeon has written for you with you and your companion.
  • Medications can take up to 24 hours to leave your system. We recommend someone stay with you for your safety.
  • The type of anesthesia that will be used will be determined during your pre-surgery consultation.
  • Your physician may prescribe pain medicine for home use.
  • Consult your physician for specific instructions. For most procedures, you may take your blood pressure, heart and thyroid medications with a very small sip of water.
  • Do not take diabetic medications without the permission of a pre-op nurse. You could be without food for 12 hours or longer and we don’t want you to have an insulin reaction.
  • Remove all jewelry. Some equipment in the OR can cause burns when jewelry is worn.
  • Bring your government-issued photo ID, insurance cards, any applicable patient forms, and any payment that you may have been asked to bring.