First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation to determine your diagnosis and treatment options, followed by a complete explanation of both. Many times, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require further evaluation, and a second appointment for treatment may need to be scheduled on another day.

To save time and allow us to help you process any claims, 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. 
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring the necessary completed forms.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (e.g., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).