Your surgeon will do a complete "History and Physical," first asking about your health and symptoms, such as pain. You'll be asked about your medical and surgical history, any home medications you take, and any relevant medical tests that have been done prior to your consultation. After examining you physically, your surgeon will determine if any additional testing or special imaging should be done and will then explain what your treatment options are.
If your surgeon recommends a surgical procedure they willl discuss the indications for the operation, the risk involved, and the result that it is hoped to attain. Our surgeons will take whatever time is necessary to make sure that you are fully informed so don't hesitate to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. If after discussing these questions with your surgeon, you feel confident that a surgical procedure is the best treatment for your condition, you will be asked to indicate that you understand the nature of the surgical procedure to be performed and that you give your permission for the operation. This is called Informed Consent and is a very important part of patient care.
Following your consultation you will meet with our surgery coordinator to discuss scheduling your procedure. She will help navigate any preoperative testing required by your surgeon, and will provide information and pre-admission instructions for your surgery.
We will be with you every step of the way and available to answer any questions you may have about your surgical care or procedure.
Please note that our providers are surgical specialists. If your insurance plan requires a referral from your Primary Care Physician, it is your responsibility to obtain the referral before seeking treatment from us.