Buffalo Respiratory Therapy Frequently Asked Questions:
What Are Your Hours of Operation?
We are open Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and closed on Saturday’s and Sunday’s
What About Insurance Coverage and Financing?
Most major insurances are accepted
When I Call, Will I Get an Automated System?
Our phone is answered by professionals who care, not an automated menu.
What’s Your Payment Policy?
We will process a claim on your behalf to your insurance provider. After your claim is paid we can process your co-pays and deductibles by accepting cash, personal check, Visa, Mastercard. American Express, Discover and money orders.
Where Are You Located?
Centrally located in Williamsville for ease of service to both the Northtowns and Southtowns.
If you’d like to see a map and directions, visit our contact page.
How Do I Order Equipment?
Please all our office a call at (716) 932-7581 for all of your equipment and supply needs.
Do You Offer Home Delivery or Office Pick-Up?
We offer both options! a delivery charge may apply.
What About Deductibles?
Deductibles are assessed to you by your insurance carrier, usually at your calendar or
contract year. Your financial contractual fee is deducted from our claim.
Hayek BCV Frequently Asked Questions:
Can Biphassic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV) be used instead of invasive ventilation (IPPV) ?
Yes, in most cases BCV can be used instead of invasive ventilation.
Is there a prescription required for a BCV device?
Can BCV be used long term?
BCV can be used long term, for months, for years or for a lifetime.
What advantages does BCV have over other forms of non-invasive ventilation such as mask based bi-level ventilation?
BCV is comfortable to use. There are no obstructions to vision or speech as the Cuirass shell is placed over the torso, not over the face. Furthermore, unique to BCV is an active expiratory phase, which bi-level mask-based devices do not provide.
Can BCV be self-applied?
Yes. In most cases, depending on patient mobility.
Is it possible to use BCV with other forms of ventilation such as mask based or invasive ventilation at the same time?
Yes. BCV can be used either instead of an alternative method of ventilation or in conjunction with another form of ventilation in most cases.
Can BCV be used with oxygen?
Can BCV be used with an abnormal body shape or severe scoliosis?
Yes. In most cases, if a standard sized Cuirass shell is not suitable, a customer made Cuirass can be produced.
Can BCV be used with chest drains and feeding tubes?
Yes. While an air tight vacuum needs to be created over the chest, the Cuirass seals are soft enough to prevent drains and tubes from becoming occluded.
Can BCV be used while sleeping?
Can I eat and drink while using BCV?
Generally yes. However, in some modes of treatment, this may not be recommended – for example in secretion clearance mode. If in doubt, consult a physician for advice.
What are the side effects of using BCV?
There are no known harmful side effects of using BCV.
Do I have to go to bed to use BCV?
No. BCV can be delivered while laying, seating or standing.
Can BCV devices be battery powered?
Yes. Some BCV devices are battery powered
Can a tracheostomy be removed if using BCV?
The tracheostomy can be removed provided there is a patient airway and the physician determines BCV is fulfilling the ventilator requirements
Can BCV be used aboard an aircraft?
Yes. Some BCV devices comply with all relevant air travel regulations and can safely be used aboard an aircraft but please check with your BCV vendor prior to travel to ensure that your device complies with the regulations