Your initial appointment will always start with a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Typically, surgery is performed 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.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays (if applicable), if they have not been sent directly to us from your referring doctor.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical and/or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
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. Do not wear your contact lenses or bring a case to put them in, as we will ask that you remove them prior to 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 (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.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If the x-rays must be mailed and there is not enough time to allow for delivery before your appointment, please pick them up and bring them with you to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.