The Hancock Health network offers a wide range of innovative surgical options. Conveniently located on the campus of Hancock Regional Hospital, our three locations—Hancock Surgery Center, Hancock Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Hancock Surgical Group—are ready to meet the needs of patients across East Central Indiana.
Why Choose Hancock Health
Surgery is a big decision with lots of considerations. Our board-certified surgeons and expert surgical team members are here to help you weigh your options and make an informed decision about surgery. When you add up the advantages, you’ll like what we have to offer at Hancock Health:
- Our updated operating rooms have state-of-the-art technology dedicated for surgery
- We are one of just five hospitals in the region to receive a Leapfrog A grade for safety
- We’ve been named the safest hospital in Indiana on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index
- You’ll have access to lower-cost lab work, X-ray, CT scan, MRI, and ultrasound testing at Gateway Hancock Health
- Access to affordable physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation services
What to Expect
It’s natural to have questions about the surgery you’ve about to have. What are you supposed to eat (or not eat) beforehand? What medicines are you supposed to take (or not take)? What time should you arrive? What should you bring? And what will you need once you get back home?
At Hancock Health’s pre-op clinic, our team is dedicated to helping surgical patients know what to expect before, during, and after surgery. They see all of our patients before surgery to ensure they have the answers they need, and are prepared for their procedures.
Making Surgery Affordable
When you’re deciding on surgery, cost and insurance coverage are big factors. Hancock Health accepts most major insurance—and our procedures often cost less than they would at other hospitals in the area. You may be surprised to learn how affordable expert Hancock Health care can be.
While we work with numerous health plans, insurance coverage and copayments vary by carrier and procedure. You should check with your insurer to determine whether the surgery you’re considering is covered.
If you have questions about your hospital bill, please call the billing and insurance line at (317) 468-4900. You can also consult our Price Transparency Tool for an idea of how much a surgery at Hancock Health might cost.
Accepted health plans include:
- Aetna Commercial plans
- Anthem Traditional
- Beech Street
- Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan
- CareSource Indiana
- Choice Care – formerly Humana Health Plan (Via PHCS agreement)
- Cigna Healthcare (Non-Par in HMO products)
- Community Health Alliance
- Consumer Life/Medical Mutual of Ohio
- Coventry Health Plan
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Encore (The Health Care Group)
- First Health (Became Coventry Health Plan on 1/1/08)
- ForMost, Inc
- Great-West Healthcare (Formerly One Health Plan)
- Greenfield Banking Company
- Hancock Physician Network
- Hancock Regional Hospital Employee Plan
- Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)
- Indiana Health Network (a CIGNA product)
- Integrated Health Plan, Inc (Acquired by MultiPlan in 2012)
- Indiana ProHealth (HealthMark and HealthChoice enrollees)
- IU Health
- MDwise Connect
- Managed Health Services Exchange
- Medical Mutual of Ohio/SuperMed PPO (See Consumer Life)
- Medicare Managed Care Plans
- Multiplan, Inc. (Owns PHCS)
- National Preferred Provider Network (aka Stratos)
- Optum Health (United Behavioral Health)
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (Owned by MultiPlan)
- ProHealth/SHO Reciprocal (Emergency services only)
- Sagamore Health Network (Owned by Sagamore)
- Francis/SHO Reciprocal
- St. Vincent CMO Reciprocal Agreement
- SuperMed PPO
- Today’s Options
- Unified Insurance
- Worker’s Compensation
After your surgery, you may receive bills from both Hancock Regional Hospital and the Hancock Physician Network. Our hospital and HPN have different payment processing systems, but both allow you to review your bills and pay them online. Find out more here.
If you can’t afford to pay your bill all at once, we can help you set up a payment plan. You may qualify to spread payment over 12 months, interest free. If you need more than a year to pay your bill, arrangements will include a low 12% APR interest rate.
From minor surgeries to major operations, our expert team makes health possible with a wide range of outpatient and inpatient procedures.
Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal): Removal of the gallbladder—most commonly as a treatment for gallstones.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Surgery: A minimally invasive procedure to treat the cause of acid reflux and strengthen the valve between the esophagus and stomach.
Extremity Injection: Typically used to treat patients with hip, knee, ankle, or foot pain.
Gastrostomy (G-Tube Surgery): The insertion of a tube used for feeding.
Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgery to remove hemorrhoids.
Hernia Repair: A procedure to fix a hernia.
Incision & Drainage (I&D): Minor surgeries to relieve pus or pressure buildup under the skin.
Muscle Biopsy: Removing a sample of tissue to diagnose muscle disease.
Panniculectomy: Removal of excess fatty tissue from the abdomen.
Pilonidal Cyst Removal: Treatment for a cyst usually located near the tailbone.
Porta-Catheter Removal: A simple procedure to remove an implanted catheter.
Skin Lesion Removal: Procedures to remove growths on the skin.
Thighplasty (Thigh Lift): A procedure to remove excess skin on thighs.
Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes the appendix through small incisions.
Laparotomy: A procedure that opens the abdominal cavity to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the internal organs.
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND): Removal of lymph nodes under the arm to check for the spread of breast cancer.
Colostomy Reversal: Surgery to reverse a colostomy to reattach the bowel after a temporary colostomy.
Lipoma Excision: Removal of slow-growing, usually benign tumors.
MAC (Multi-Lumen Access Catheters) Placement: Insertion of a single catheter with more than one line.
Pleural Catheter Placement: Treatment for “water on the lungs.”
Splenectomy: Removal of the spleen, typically to treat a rupture.
ASK A HANCOCK HEALTH EXPERT
When you have questions about surgery, our board-certified surgeons and expert surgical team members are ready to give you the answers you need.
READY TO TALK?
Whether you’re looking for an initial consultation or a second opinion—or you just have more questions—we’re here to help. Get in touch with us, and we’ll get back to you within one business day.