Patient Information

Surgical patients will receive a call from our nursing team the day before surgery to review your medical history, discuss your insurance coverage and address any questions you may have.

Please feel free to call us before or after your procedure should you have any questions; we will be happy to speak with you.

Billing Information

Following your procedure or surgery you may be billed by the following parties:

  • Specialty Surgical Center of Arcadia
  • Surgeon or physician
  • Anesthesiologist (if applicable)

Additionally, you may receive bills for laboratory, pathology, radiology, and/or durable medical supplies. Below are the contacts you may call should you have any questions:

Specialty Surgical Center of Arcadia – (626) 471-9901
Business Office Manager – Miranda
Billing/Collections - Kelsi
Procedure or Surgery Scheduler – Irma

Anesthesia Billing Office Amy – (800) 275-8752 x 2796

Advance Directives

Advance Directive is a general term that refers to your oral or written instructions about your future medical care in the event that you become unable to communicate those instructions. As a provider of outpatient services, it is the policy of Specialty Surgical Center of Arcadia that Advance Directive will NOT be honored. Specialty Surgical Center of Arcadia will provide full resuscitative service for any patient requiring emergency life saving support. You, your conservator or guardian will be given an opportunity to discuss our Advanced Directive policy in more detail prior to your procedure or surgery.

Additional information on California's State Advance Directive is available at:
Consumers Advance Health Care Directive

Notice of Significant Beneficial Interest

California Business and Professions Code Section 654.2 requires your physician to notify you when your physicians, or someone in his or her immediate family, has a "significant beneficial interest," as that term is defined under Section 654.2, in an organization to which your physician refers you for services. We are providing this notice to inform you that your doctor may have a significant beneficial interest in Specialty Surgical Center of Arcadia.

Please be advised that you may choose any organization for the purpose of obtaining the services ordered or requested by your doctor.

  • Shirish Patel, M.D.
  • Glenn Takei, M.D.
  • Hanson Lee, M.D.
  • Alan Fisher, M.D.
  • Troy Lamar, M.D.
  • Jean Ding, M.D.
  • Edward Laurance, M.D.
  • Asok Doraiswamy, M.D.
  • Angela Buffenn, M.D.
  • Chester Zahn, M.D.
  • Daniel Moon, M.D.
  • Della Fong, M.D.
  • Andrew Phillips, M.D.
  • Cathy Shin, M.D.
  • Ted Shen, M.D.
  • Christakis Christodoulou, M.D.
  • Nicole Fuerst, M.D.
  • David Fuerst, M.D.
  • Gregory Heinen, M.D.
  • Kenneth Lu, M.D.

Good Faith Estimate Notice

You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider given you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-895-3059


Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California.
Phone: (800) 633-2322
Web: http://www.mbc.ca.gov/