COMMON SCENARIOS

The following scenarios are representative of typical patients helped every day by Champlain Surgical Solutions.

“My doctor gave me a requisition for a diagnostic imaging test (MRI and CT Scan) and also sent it to the hospital.  They haven’t called me for an appointment yet and when I called them, they said they couldn’t give me a definite time but that I could wait up to 3 months for my test.  I called a private MRI clinic in Quebec and they want over $900 for a scan!  I don’t want to wait but I can’t pay that much.  Can Champlain Surgical Solutions help me?”

Wait times for diagnostic imaging (MRI and CT Scan) services for non-urgent conditions are up to 6 months or more in the public system.  In many cases, no treatment can begin until the diagnosis is confirmed by imaging tests.  Champlain Surgical Solutions can arrange an appointment for MRI or CT Scan for you in an area facility.  There is no fee for the imaging exam – you pay only a nominal administrative fee.  We will accept the requisition your physician has already provided (have your physician’s office fax it to us at 1-800-413-7081) or you can have your physician fill out our requisition.  Contact us (add link to contact page) to book your MRI or CT Scan today.

“I injured my left knee some time ago.  I have a lot of pain and difficulty walking.  I was examined by my family doctor, an MRI was ordered and it indicates surgery is required.  My family doctor referred me to an orthopaedic surgeon but the next available consultation appointment date is too far in the future.  I don’t want to spend the next year on the bench while I wait for a consultation and then surgery at the hospital.  What can Champlain Surgical Solutions do for me?”

Champlain Surgical Solutions will get you a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon within 2-3 weeks of contacting us.  The surgeon will review your case, examine your injury and inform you of all your options.  If your case requires surgery, Champlain Surgical Solutions will facilitate your surgery within 1-2 months of your consult date, often even sooner.  This is months, even years, faster than it would have happened in the public system and at a very reasonable out of pocket cost.  Contact us (insert link to contact page) today to find out how we can help.

“I slipped and feel on a patch of ice last winter and have had a lot of pain and difficulty getting around.  I used to be very active but now feel like my quality of life hasn’t been the same since the accident.  I want to get back to an active retirement but I can’t get an appointment with a surgeon for another year.  I don’t want to wait that long and see my quality of life deteriorate further.”

Many older people experience a significant decline in their activity and quality of life after an injury.  Without timely intervention, the effects of this decline can be permanent and lead to other serious issues.  Don’t wait for services in the public system when you can be seen by a surgeon within 2-3 weeks for consultation and have surgery within 1-2 months, often even sooner.  The cost is affordable and your quality of life is too important to compromise.  Contact us (link to contact page) today to find out how we can help.

“I was injured at work several months ago and have been off work or on modified duties since.  I have seen lots of doctors and had lots of tests and I am waiting for surgery so I can get back to my usual activities but it is taking too long to get an appointment.  In the meantime, I feel like I am getting worse and my employer is getting frustrated.  I want to get treatment and resume my norma life.  Can Champlain Surgical Solutions work with my employer and/or insurance company to help me get back to work?”

Workplace injury cases can take a very long time to get resolved and get you back to work.  Even though employers may already pay workplace insurance premiums, they are often willing to pay for private services if it will get their valued employees back to work sooner since every day you are off work could be costing the company money.  Champlain Surgical Solutions will work with your employer to get you the services (diagnostic, consultation and surgery) you need quickly.  Contact us (link to contact page) today to find out how we can help.

“At my last appointment, my optometrist told me I have cataracts.  I tried to get an appointment with an Ophthalmologist to get them removed but they said the wait was many months long.  I don’t want to have to wait that long to be able to see properly.  Can Champlain Surgical Solutions help me?”

Cataract surgery is a quick and simple procedure that can make an incredible difference in a person’s life.  Wait times in the public system can be far too long.  Champlain Surgical Solutions will get you an appointment with an Ophthalmologist within 2-3 weeks and then surgery within 1-2 months after the date of consultation, often even sooner.  The cost of the surgery is partially reimbursed by RAMQ for Quebec residents so the out of pocket expense is very reasonable.  Contact us (link to contact page) today to find out how we can help.