Male Enhancement Surgery
Phalloplasty - Lengthening
Phalloplasty - Thickening the
What is Phalloplasty? Reconstructive Phalloplasty vs. Cosmetic Phalloplasty
Stem Cell Breakthrough for Penis Girth Enlargement Patients
Dr. Giunta's Free Fat Transfer (FFT) Technique Using Platelet Rich Plasma
Free Fat Transfer
(FFT) vs. Alloderm®
Phalloplasty Before & After
Scrotal Webbing (Turkey
Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Phalloplasty Surgeon
How Do I Begin
the Process of Making my Surgery Happen?
Risks of Surgery
What to Expect
American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons
Gynecomastia (Male Breast
Restylane Wrinkle Cure
AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
It has long been the mission of Dr. Stephen X. Giunta and the staff
at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International to provide you and/or
a family member with the highest quality healthcare and health related
services. We are committed to making every effort to protect the privacy
and confidentiality of your family's health information. In keeping
with recently enacted federal legislation, we are pleased to present
you our Notice of Privacy Practice. We believe this notice will
help you understand our obligations and commitments regarding your privacy
as well as your rights over medical information.
This notice describes how medical information about our patients
may be used and disclosed and how you may obtain access to this information.
PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy
Regulation is a federal regulation that requires that we provide
detailed notice in writing of our privacy practices and policies. We
realize this document is long and we have provided a contact number
at the end of the notice should you have any questions in regard to
our privacy practices.
I. OUR COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING HEALTH INFORMATION
This notice describes the ways that AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
may use and disclose health information (medical record) about our patients.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires that
healthcare organizations protect the privacy of health information that
identifies a patient or where the information can reasonably be used
to identify a patient. Under the regulation this information is called
"protected health information" and we shall refer to this
as "PHI." This Notice additionally describes your rights under
the regulation and our obligations regarding the use and disclosure
of PHI. As a healthcare provider the law requires us to:
Maintain the privacy of PHI about our patients
Give our patients this Notice of our legal duties and privacy
practice with respect to PHI
Comply with the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices that
is currently in effect
We reserve the right to make changes to this Notice and to make such
changes effective for all PHI we may already have about our patients.
If and when this Notice is changed, we will post a copy in our office
in a prominent location. We will also provide you with a copy of the
revised Notice upon your request made to our Practice Administrator,
who serves as our Privacy Officer.
II. HOW AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL MAY USE AND DISCLOSE
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PATIENTS
Under the regulation we may use and disclose health information for
Treatment, Payment and Health Care (Practice) Operations.
The following categories describe the different ways we may use and
disclose PHI for treatment, payment, or health care operations. The
examples in each category are not all-inclusive and do not constitute
a complete list of all uses and disclosures for that category.
Treatment: We may use and disclose PHI about our patients
to provide health care services, coordinate health care services with
others or manage our patients' health care and related services. We
may consult with other health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners,
laboratory facilities, hospitals, etc) regarding treatment and coordinate
and manage our patients' healthcare with others. For example, we may
use and disclose PHI when a patient needs a prescription, laboratory
tests, an x-ray or other health care services. Additionally, we may
use or disclose PHI when we need to refer a patient to another health
Other areas under treatment include disclosure of PHI about our patients
for treatment from another health care provider. For example, we may
send a report from us to a physician that we refer you to so that the
other physician may properly perform treatment. We are not required
under certain circumstances to obtain a written authorization from our
patients to carry out treatment of patient care.
Payment: In the event that we must bill an insurance company
to receive payment on behalf of the patient we may use and disclose
PHI. This may include providing information about treatment or services
with you health plan before the service(s) is received. For example,
we may ask for payment authorization from your health plan before we
provide care or services. To help you fully understand your out-of-pocket
expense, we may use or disclose PHI to determine if your health plan
will cover the cost of care and services provided. We may use and disclose
PHI for billing, claims management, and collection activities. We may
disclose PHI to insurance companies or third party administrators providing
you with additional coverage. We may disclose limited PHI to consumer
reporting agencies relating to collection of payments owed to us.
We may disclose PHI to another health care provider or to a company
or health plan required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule for the
payment activities of that health care provider, company, or health
plan. For example, we may use an outside lab to process your specimens
and that entity may require PHI to appropriately bill the service to
your health plan.
Business Operations and Planning
We may use PHI about our patients to cooperate with organizations
that review our activity. For example, physicians, accountants, lawyers
and others who assist us in complying with the law and managing our
business may review your PHI.
Business planning and development.
Business management and general administrative activities of
Communication From Our Office
We may contact you to remind you of appointments and to provide
you with information about treatment alternatives or other health related
benefits that may be of an interest to you.
Other Uses and Disclosures
As Required By Law. We may use and disclose PHI as required
by federal, state, or local law. Any disclosure is limited to the requirements
of the law.
Public Health Activities
Prevent or control disease, injury, or disability
Notify a person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease
in order to control who may be at risk of contracting or spreading the
Report reaction to medication or problems with products or devices
related by the Food and Drug Administration that relates to quality,
safety, or effectiveness of FDA-regulated products
We may disclose PHI to a health oversight agency for activities
that includes audits, investigations, inspections, licensure and disciplinary
activities and other activities conducted to monitor the health care
system and compliance with certain laws.
Lawsuit and Other Legal Proceedings
We may use or disclose when required by a court or in response
to subpoenas, discovery requests, or other legal process when efforts
have been made to advise you of the request or to obtain an order protecting
the information requested.
Law Enforcement Under certain circumstances we may disclose
PHI to law enforcement officials for the following purposes:
Under certain limited circumstances, about a suspected crime
victim if we are unable to obtain a person's agreement because of incapacity
When required by law
To identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness,
or missing person
About a crime or suspected crime committed at our office
Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety We may use
or disclose PHI in limited circumstances when necessary to prevent a
threat to the health or safety of a person or to the public. Disclosure
can only be made to a person who is able to help prevent the threat.
Special Government Functions Under certain circumstances
we may disclose PHI:
For certain military and veteran activities, including determination
of eligibility for veterans benefits and where deemed necessary by military
To help provide protective services for the president and others
For the health and safety of inmates and others at correctional
institutions or other law enforcement custodial situations for the general
safety and health related to corrections facilities.
Required by HIPAA Privacy Rule
We are required to disclose PHI to the Secretary of the United
States Department of Health and Human Services when requested by the
Secretary to review our compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
We may disclose PHI as authorized by workers' compensation laws
or other similar programs that provide benefits for work-related injuries
III. PATIENTS RIGHTS REGARDING PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
Under federal law, patients or their legal guardians have the following
rights regarding PHI:
Right to Inspect and Copy You have a right to inspect
and copy medical information that may be used to make decisions about
patient care. Usually, this includes medical and billing records, but
DOES NOT include psychotherapy notes. To inspect and copy medical information
that may be used to make decisions about treatment and care, you must
submit your request in writing to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International,
Release Information Department. If you request a copy of the information,
a fee will be charged for the costs of copying, mailing or other supplies
associated with your request.
Right to An Accounting of Disclosures You have the right
to request an "accounting of disclosures." This is a list
of the disclosures we made of medical information about you. We are
not required to account for disclosures for treatment, payment, health
care operations, disclosures to you, or disclosures made through a written
To request this list, you must submit your request in writing to Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery International, Release of Information Department. Your
request must state the time period, which may not be longer that six
years and may not include dates before April 14, 2003.
Right to Request Restrictions You have the right to request
a restriction or limitation on the medical information we use or disclose
about you for treatment, payment or health care operations. You have
the right to request a limit on the medical information we disclose
to someone who is involved in your care or the payment for your care,
like a family member or friend.
We are not required to agree to your request. If we do agree
to your restriction, we will comply with your request unless the information
is needed to provide emergency treatment.
To request a restriction, you must make your request in writing to Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery International, Release of Information Department. In
your request, you must tell us what information you want to limit, whether
you want to limit our use, disclosure or both, and to whom you want
the limits to apply.
Right to Request Confidential Communications You have
the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters
in a certain way or at a certain location. Example, you can ask that
we only contact you by mail.
To request confidential communications, you must make your request in
writing to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International, Release of Information
Department. We will not ask you the reason for your request. We will
accommodate all reasonable requests. Your request must specify how or
where you wish to be contacted.
IV. OUR PRIVACY OFFICER
The designated Privacy Officer for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International
is Diane Hartl. Please feel welcome to contact her with any questions
you may have regarding this policy. Mrs. Hartl can be reached at 703-845-7400.
Concerns and Complaints
If you have concerns or believe your privacy rights have been violated,
please contact our Privacy Officer at the number listed above. Every
reasonable attempt will be made to investigate and resolve the complaint.
In certain circumstances, our Privacy Officer may request that you submit
your complaint in writing.
V. OTHER USES OF MEDICAL INFORMATION
Uses and disclosures not covered by this Notice shall be made only with
your written permission. If you provide us permission to use or disclose
medical information about you, you may revoke that permission, in writing,
at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or
disclose medical information for the reasons covered by your written
authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures
we have already made with your permission and that we are required to
retain our records of the care that we provide to our patients.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (703) 845-7400
Now through June 30, 2013. Phalloplasty (Lengthening and Thickening) is ONLY $5,599 to $5,950 depending on your medical condition. Call for details.
We are pleased to offer a 50% discount to spouses, partners, or family members of our Phalloplasty patients until June 30, 2013.
Procedures include: Botox, Restylane, Facelifts, Nose Surgery, Eyelid Lifts, Neck Lift, Mini Timmy Tucks, and selected Body Liposuction.
Call for details.
LAST MINUTE SURGERY
If you are available to come in on short notice for Phalloplasty Surgery, you may qualify for an additional discount of up to $1,000. Call our office today for more information and to put your name on our Short Notice List.
WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
Dr. Giunta offers discounts for Military and Federal Employees and their families.
We offer special pricing for multiple procedures performed at the same time. Call for more information.
Cant' get away from work? Ask us about our weekend surgery options.
Coming in from out-of-town? Ask if you qualify for a travel credit.