Q: How experienced is Scott D. Miller, MD in performing laparoscopic and robotic procedures? A: Surgical experience can be measured in three ways – time, total number of procedures, and current number of procedures performed each month. Since Dr. Scott Miller started performing advanced laparoscopy in 1995 and robotic surgery in 2003 he can assess the outcomes of thousands of patients to further refine his techniques. He currently performs approximately 25 laparoscopic or robotic procedures per month. Time and time again, experience – as measured in these three ways – has been shown to give the best possible outcome.
Q: Can my patients get other types of urology care from Dr. Scott Miller outside of surgery? A: Dr. Scott Miller is focused solely on the practice of laparoscopy and robotic surgery. This has allowed him the time and attention to keep his skills sharp and to develop new techniques that improve patient care. He is, however, a member of an outstanding urology medical practice – Georgia Urology – staffed by excellent partners who excel in all aspects of urological care. Dr. Scott Miller and his staff can make a referral to his colleagues whenever necessary.
Q: What type of follow-up care will Dr. Scott Miller provide after the procedure? A: Although your patient will make the ultimate decision, Dr. Scott Miller will do everything he can to accommodate your preferences. Every patient and their family will be fully informed about the best management of their condition throughout the pre-operative and post-operative periods. Many patients prefer to see Dr. Scott Miller during the entire recovery period. Over time, your patients may want to transition back to you and their primary care physician for ongoing care. Of course, Dr. Scott Miller will provide all necessary information and consultation to all other healthcare providers to ensure a smooth transition.
Q: Does Dr. Scott Miller accept insurance as payment for my patients’ surgery? A: Insurance coverage varies by company and individual coverage plan. The insurance company will often pay a portion of the fees and your patient will be responsible for the balance. When your patient provides us with their insurance information, our staff will explain what portion of the charges will be covered by insurance and what portion will be paid by your patient. Click here for more details about insurance in Dr. Scott Miller’s practice.
Q: How do I refer a patient to Dr. Scott Miller? A: Feel free to call or office directly at (404) 705-5201 or use our online contact form?
Q: Does Dr. Scott Miller accept referrals from other urologists? A: Dr. Scott Miller is honored to receive referrals from his urologic colleagues. Some urologists do not perform laparoscopic or robotic procedures, yet feel their patients would be best served with these techniques. Also, Dr. Scott Miller will accept patients with complex anatomy and pathology.
Q: Will Dr. Scott Miller accept patients with complex anatomy? A: Yes, Dr. Scott Miller has extensive experience using LapaRobotic™ techniques in the face of complex anatomy such as obesity and prior surgical procedures.
Q: Can Dr. Scott Miller use LapaRobotic™ techniques to correct a complication from a prior surgical procedure? A: In the best of hands, unexpected outcomes can occur. Even urologic complications following a standard open-incision surgery can often be corrected using LapaRobotic™ techniques. Dr. Scott Miller prides himself in his “hand-holding” approach to handle the sensitive issues surrounding an unexpected event – whether it be emotional, logistical, or financial.
Q: Will Dr. Scott Miller manage the post-operative care of patients who had their procedures performed by another urologist? A: In general, a patient is best treated by their original surgeon. However, Dr. Scott Miller is happy to see patients for a second opinion in order to guide them through any unforeseen post-operative problems that they may experience.