Quote Originally Posted by LisalisaB2017 View Post
Linda , I'm concerned about having " fellows" participate in my surgery . Should I express my concerns . I'm scheduled 99/13/2018 Dr Lehman Columbia Spine . Thanks
Most surgeons want at least one additional surgeon helping out in complex spine cases. If it's not a fellow, it's a resident, a P.A., or a second attending. Even if using 2 attendings is possible (that is, there is someone available), it may be impossible to get your insurance company to pay for that second attending. If you're having your surgery at a teaching institution, it's probably unreasonable to request that no resident or fellow be utilized.