Hospitalization for Perfusion Therapy

If you are to be hospitalized for regional perfusion therapy, UPMC will arrange for your admission.

Most patients receive care at UPMC Shadyside.

Alternatively, our surgeons collectively have privileges to perform surgery and admit patients to UPMC Presbyterian or Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Individual surgeons do not have privileges at every hospital, and some hospitals do not maintain the special equipment that might be necessary to perform certain procedures.

Preferred Hospitals and Preapprovals

  • Preferred hospital — A number of insurance plans designate a preferred hospital. When it's necessary for you to be hospitalized, we will make the best recommendation given your special needs.
  • Preapproval — Most insurance plans now require patients to get approval before a hospital admission. Please call your health insurance carrier before you are admitted to the hospital.

Learn more about insurance and billing for regional perfusion therapy.

Postoperative Appointments

After surgery, please be sure to call your surgeon’s office to confirm your postoperative appointment. This will allow our staff to have your medical records and reports available for your visit.

After Hospitalization

You will receive discharge instructions on what to expect as you recover at home.

If you are having a problem after discharge, please call your surgeon’s office. Your doctor or nurse will tell you what to do.

If you call after regular hours, you will reach our answering service. Give the necessary information to the answering service, and they will contact a doctor who will then call you back.

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