YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a more complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
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 complete list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary account information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients 18 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation including a complete medical history is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
When you return for your surgical appointment under anaesthetic, remember that you may have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult to accompany you to your surgical appointment, to drive you home and to stay with you and care for you thoughout the day.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). Also, let us know if your medical history has changed in any way since the time of your last visit.