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No Insurance Surgery - An alternative to Big Business Health Care

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We hear of many patients who end up paying more out of pocket than we charge for surgery even though they have insurance. We make surgery accessible for patients without insurance and in many cases can save money even for insured patients. But probably the biggest benefit for you is that you have a surgeon who works for you, not an insurance company. For hernia surgery that means that you will have a surgeon with expertise in pure tissue repair who does not follow the crowd and put mesh in everybody.

The map below shows where patients travel from to have surgery by Dr. Petersen. They come from a long ways because there are very few surgeons with as much experience in pure tissue repair of hernias. They also come for effective treatment of hernia mesh pain which they cannot get at home. Dr. Petersen was one of the first doctors to recognize that hernia mesh causes chronic pain and that removal of mesh cures this pain in many cases.

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Patient Testimonials


August 1, 2016

We are very happy about this patient's result.

Tyler is a straight A high school student. After  what was supposed to be routine hernia surgery, no big deal,
 he missed 40 days of school. And for one year since hernia surgery he was spending most of his time in bed
because of excruciating daily pain.

After getting his mesh removed his pain resolved and he is back to having fun and horsing around.

Mom gave us permission to post these pictures.


July 14, 2016

Dr. Petersen,

I want to commend you on your staff and how you manage your patients. As an endodontist, I am always acutely aware of “perception being reality” and anxiety surrounding a procedure that the patient is not wanting or has a high level of anxiety over. I experienced this myself with the unknown of what you had to do for me. You staff did a stellar job managing my unwarranted anxiety about having an umbilical hernia surgery. Hats off to you for finding such a great team. I am two weeks out, and cannot even tell I had surgery. The lack of pain pre and post op was actually shocking to me. I took a 600 mg Motrin 24 hours post-surgery, and once each night for the next two nights. The only sensation I had was that I felt like I did too many sit-ups. Amazing that you can open up someone, fix them and have no post op pain. I appreciate your surgical skills and follow up the next day at my hotel. If you have a patient that has anxiety about this procedure, feel free to share my number and I will gladly talk them thru it.

Take care,

Kevin Mullin DDS.


November 6, 2015

Dear Dr. Petersen:

Thank you for all you did for me these last few weeks.

You took on a complicated case and did a masterful job. You had several difficult post-surgical challenges and every time made the right call. Your skill, depth of knowledge and experience is unparalleled. Your bedside manner was immensely comforting to me, especially as l was experiencing a level of stress that I have never before imagined.

I will always be grateful that you took my case and gave me my life back.

I hold you in the highest esteem. May God bless you and prosper you in all that you do.

Mike Patton

After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:10-11


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How does it work?

No Insurance Surgery Advantages

Steps we take

  • Listen to the patient
  • Focus considerable experience on patients complaints.
  • Examine
  • Explain procedure
  • Answer all questions
  • Reassure patient
  • Masterfully preform surgery
  • Give post op instructions repeatedly until they are ingrained
  • Follow up at one week, one month, three months, six months, one year and two years.

The Future

Doctors as well as patients are very concerned about what will happen to American health care in the future. It is our belief that the essence of health care is the doctor-patient relationship. No Insurance Surgery is committed to providing high quality care to patients today without the need for public or private third parties.