Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions at NTSOA

Do I need a referral from my doctor to schedule an appointment with an NTSOA surgeon?

Whether or not you need a referral to see one of our surgeons depends on your insurance plan. Some insurance companies require an “order” from your physician to seek a surgical consult; others do not. .We recommend you call your insurance company to check on your benefits and copay requirements.

How do I know if NTSOA accepts my insurance?

Check to see if your insurance carrier is listed on our Insurance page as one of the plans in which we participate. If you don’t see your insurance provider listed, call us at 972-696-0030 to see if we accept your insurance.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

At your first appointment please bring the following with you:

  • Your insurance card
  • A form of personal ID (drivers license, passport, etc)
  • Physician referral forms if required by insurance
  • A list of current prescriptions or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
  • Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
  • Any related X-rays or records you may have

Why do you need a list of my medications?

The very purpose of medications is to have an effect on body chemistry. And they do it well. But we need to consider how those effects on your chemistry could impact your surgery, starting with the anesthesia. Your medications are part of your health and risk profiles, and we need to know them in order to keep you safe and maximize your treatment outcomes.

How much time will my initial visit take?

That’s impossible to know in advance, because time taken depends on your individual needs, condition, questions and more. But at NTSOA, we do take the time to thoroughly explore your needs, completely understand what’s going on, and build a relationship with you based on trust.



For any questions not answered here, or to schedule an appointment, call 972-696-0030. You may also request an appointment using our easy online form.