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Here is some general information as well as a listing of insurance plans that we accept at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center.

Insurance Information

There is often a great deal of confusion regarding the protocols required by managed care companies for services provided. Unlike most traditional or indemnity insurance plans, managed care companies require a referral for a visit to the physician’s office and, additionally, pre-certification for a procedure that you may require. Some insurance companies provide the patient with a written referral for his/her visit and others simply give the patient a referral number. A referral does not provide a patient with the necessary approval to undergo a procedure; it simply means you have permission to visit a specialist for consultation and/or an office visit. It may be necessary to obtain authorization each and every time you visit this office. This rule varies depending on your insurance carrier.

Most of the procedures performed in our New York City office require pre-certification. This means at the time of your consultation visit, you may have to return at another day or time for the recommended procedure when proper certification is obtained. Authorization and pre-certification varies from company to company. In many cases, pre-certification can be obtained by simply calling the insurance company. Some insurance companies, however, require written documentation for a procedure for review by a specialist, medical director, clerk or panel of varied professional and non-professional people. This can sometimes take one or two weeks. We are often asked to submit photographs and the number of treatments determined; once again the pre-certification is delayed. Our billing staff is experienced and well-trained in obtaining pre-certification and authorization. Please keep in mind that this process is time-consuming. It is often helpful for the patient to call his/her insurance company to help speed up the process.

Insurance We Accept

1199 SEIU Benefit Funds’ Member Choice
Cigna/Great West (PPO/EPO/Open Access)
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO/EPO/POS/HMO
First Health/Coventry
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Island Group Administrator
Oxford Freedom/Liberty/Medicare Advantage
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare (PPO/EPO/HMO)

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Our 30,000+ sq foot dermatology center in New York is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art laser and cosmetic skin surgery center in the world. Over the past 30 years we have contributed to the development and testing of many devices, fillers and treatments that are now standard care, so our patients know they are always receiving the most innovative, cutting-edge treatment available.

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317 East 34th Street New York, NY 10016

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: September through June by appointment only

(212) 941-5055



325 Meeting House Lane, Bldg. 1, Ste. C Southampton, NY 11968

Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 4:30pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

(631) 305-2402

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*MDs perform 100% of all medical and cosmetic treatments.

Holiday Hours
We will be closed November 25-26, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving,  December 24-25, 2021 in observance of Christmas and again on December 31, 2021 in observance of New Year's Eve. We will, however, be here on Friday, November 26, 2021 to answer calls and do suture removals.

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