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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Dr. Moye certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons?
Dr. Moye is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as by the American Board of Surgery.  To receive this dual certification, Dr. Moye trained for six years in general surgery and then specialized with two years of plastic surgery training and a one year Burn Fellowship.  In all, he received nine years of surgical training after completing medical school.  He started his private practice in Albany 15 years ago.

2. How long has Dr. Moye been a Plastic Surgeon?
Dr. Moye has practiced plastic surgery for 15 years in Albany, GA.

3. Does Dr. Moye have before and after pictures of patients that have had the procedure I'm interested in?
There is an extensive photo library of before and after photos of procedures that Dr. Moye has performed.

4. Will I have to go to the hospital for the procedure I'm interested in?
Most of our surgery is done in our on-site licensed and accredited Surgery Center.

5. Does Dr. Moye have hospital privileges?
Dr. Moye is on the active staff of Palmyra Medical Center.

6. Is the On-Site Surgery Center accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is it state licensed?
Our On-Site Surgery Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation on Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and it is licensed by the state of Georgia, license #047-186.

7. What is the advantage of having my procedure in your On-Site Surgery Center?
The On-Site Surgery Center offers convenience and confidentiality unattainable in other types of facilities.  The continuity of care is unsurpassed because the staff who provide your pre- and post-operative care and who assist in the surgery are one in the same.  The care is one-to-one.  As you move through the pre- and post-operative process, the staff have only you as the focus of their care.  Because our facility specializes in plastic surgery, the staff and equipment are ideally adapted to provide quality and efficiency. 

8. Will insurance pay for my procedure and will Dr. Moye file my insurance?
Many insurance companies will cover many procedures including breast reductions, breast repair or reconstruction, facial repair or reconstruction, and excision of skin lesions or tumors.  Our office will work with patients in obtaining the necessary prior approvals or pre-certifications.

9. What forms of payment does the office accept?
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Care Credit, cash, and checks.

10. What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congential defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

There are a number of "gray areas" in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involved surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient's situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) - a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement may be covered if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient's vision.

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