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At this point, you have been referred by your doctor to see a surgeon. Your surgeon will decide if you need surgery and then both of you will decide together what the next steps will be.

How can I prepare before meeting my surgeon?

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  • Your surgeon will want to know about your health and the medications you are taking.
  • Please complete this Pre-op Patient Health History Questionnaire to the best of your ability and bring it with you when you visit your surgeon even if you are not sure you need surgery.
  • Write down any important questions you want to ask your surgeon so you do not forget.
  • Bring a paper and pen to write down important information given to you by your surgeon and team.
  • Bring someone with you if you need special assistance or just want someone to attend the visit with you (only 1 person since space is limited).
  • Follow all the instructions given to you by your surgeon’s office/clinic team.
  • Bring a book or something to read in case your appointment is unexpectedly delayed.

What happens when I will need surgery?

Once a decision is made (by you and your surgeon) that you will have surgery, your surgeon will want you to complete some important forms.

What forms will I need to complete when I need surgery?

  • If the Pre-op Patient Health History Questionnaire is not completed before your visit, you will be asked to complete it at the surgeon’s office or clinic.
  • You will be asked to sign a Consent form for surgery. This form will be explained to you in more detail by your surgeon.
  • Other forms may be required to be completed and signed at this visit.

How do I to prepare for my Surgery?

Last updated on: August 11th, 2021