Pre-op Consults

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 problems03
  • Artificial heart valve
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • 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 medican 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.