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FAQs

Do I need to do anything ahead of time to prepare for my appointment?

Prior to your appointment, complete your Patient Registration and Health History forms either on-line or download, print, and write in the requested information. You can mail the forms to us if time allows or bring them with you at the time of your appointment.

What should I bring to my appointment?

You must bring a photo ID, your current insurance cards, and your specialist copay on the day of your appointment. If you have had any tests or procedures pertaining to the condition we’re seeing you for, discuss this with your surgeon’s assistant when you make your appointment.

Will I have my biopsy or procedure performed on the same day as my office appointment?

Your initial office appointment is for a consultation with your surgeon. At that visit, your surgeon will make recommendations for biopsies or other procedures if needed. In some cases, a biopsy or procedure may be done at the time of that visit. In other cases, an office surgery will be scheduled for a later date. There are many kinds of procedures that we perform here in the office. Other procedures must be performed at a hospital or day surgery center on a different day.

How do I know if I need to go to the emergency room should my symptoms worsen before my new patient appointment?

Call your primary care or referring physician to determine what symptoms would indicate the need to go to the emergency room. If you are unsure or think you may have a condition requiring emergency attention, you should go to the emergency room or call 911 if necessary.

Am I going to need to pay anything at the time of my office visit?

Payments are due at the time the services are rendered. Surgeries may require prepayment of an amount due for the surgeon’s fee.

How soon after my appointment will I have my surgery?

Typically, your surgery will be scheduled anywhere from two days to approximately two weeks after your appointment, depending upon medical priority and scheduling availability. The hospital’s availability as well as any assistant surgeon’s schedules all must be coordinated in order to choose the date that best accommodates your needs. You can assist in this process by knowing in advance dates that you are available for your surgery.

How experienced are your surgeons?

Each of our surgeons performs hundreds of surgeries every year. As a specialist in the field known as General Surgery we are experts at caring for a variety of conditions, some very simple and straightforward and some very complex. Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and talk to your surgeon regarding their experience with certain procedures.