Frequently asked questions about our physicians and our practice

Medical insurances change frequently and many managed care plans require a referral from a primary care physician. Urologic Surgery Associates participates with the overwhelming majority of insurance plans. However, it is wise to call ahead to verify participation with the less common carriers and to assure coverage for certain specialized services. It is the patient’s responsibility to obtain all necessary referrals prior to a scheduled appointment. If a referral cannot be obtained, then insurance billing may be denied in which case patient payment will be expected for services. For patients with appropriate coverage, charges will be submitted directly to your primary insurance carrier. Additional balances including coinsurance and/or copayment will be billed to the patient unless secondary insurance information is also provided. Self-pay patients are expected to pay at the time services are rendered unless an alternative payment plan has been approved. Our billing department can be reached to answer any detailed questions at 410-296- 5333.


How much experience have your doctors had? How many surgeries like the one I need have they performed? Are your pediatric urologists board-certified?

Every doctor invited into our practice must meet the highest standards of professional excellence. Each is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology, having passed rigorous eligibility standards and examinations covering all facets of adult and pediatric urology. Each has had many years experience treating a full range of urologic conditions. Please refer to the on- line professional bios of each our physicians to learn more about their experience and publications.


What happens if my doctor is not in?

Urologic Surgery Associates prides itself in seven-day patient care. We can communicate with your doctor at almost any time; and there will always be someone available to help you get prompt treatment for emergencies and urgent symptoms, or assist you in reducing discomfort.


Are all surgeries done in the surgi-centers?

We perform outpatient (ambulatory) surgical procedures in both of our two locations. These centers are equipped with the latest technology used in treating urological conditions.


Are your doctors affiliated with the hospital I want to go to?

Our physicians are affiliated with the following hospitals (Listed in Alphabetical order):
St. Joseph Medical Center
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center