I think you can still reach him at 514-935-4888.
No pre-approval. I spoke w/ the Germany Mondial rep prior to having the surgery and he gave me the warm fuzzy that I'd be reimbursed. To be honest, I didn't care though.. Hope I get reimbursed, but my mobility was worth the expense; especially when you consider the alternative. Judging by other posters on this forum, UM is cheap even if you have to pay out of pocket. The entire procedure including medication, travel and hospital stay was less than $7500 US. It looks like a stateside surgery costs well in excess of 10k w/ an insurance subsidy. If you want to give me a call to discuss details, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you my number. I'm headed to Europe for work Sunday morning for several months so if interested, hit me up before then. Ciao.
Did you get the procedure pre-approved or just submit everything afterwards? If pre-approved, did Dr. M's office give you anything to work with?