For most of our patients, the initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining the diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day, especially if any you have experienced any of the following conditions:
- Serious health problems
- Artificial heart valve
- Artificial hip or knee joint
- Latex allergy
- Heart murmur
- Take blood thinners
- Bleeding disorders
- Recent use of diet pills
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is strongly encouraged for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking (including prescribed, over-the-counter and herbal supplements).
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and/or your medical and dental insurance cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.