What to Expect at Your Pre-Operative Consultation
During your pre-operative consultation your surgeon will perform the following:
- Discuss the procedure in detail. You will review and sign your Surgical Consent form.
- Discuss your medical history and any medications that you are on.
- Inform you if any laboratory testing or EKG is required?
- Discuss your after-care arrangements including your transportation.
- Discuss and explain about any drains or catheters that you may have.
- Discuss your after-care medications. It is recommended that you obtain your after-care medications prior to the day of surgery and have them ready at home.
- Make your first Post-operative appointment for follow-up.
- Provide contact information for any questions you may have after surgery.
Patient Informed Consent
As a patient, you have the right to be informed about your condition and the recommended surgical, medical, or diagnostic procedure to be used so that you may make the decision whether or not to undergo the procedure after knowing the risks and hazards involved.
It is a legal requirement that before any surgical operation the patient reads and signs a consent form. It is important that you understand the risks and hazards involved with any surgery. Although the vast majority of patients do not experience the complications mentioned in the consent document, you must be made aware of these. This disclosure is not meant to scare or alarm you; it is simply an effort to make you better informed so you may give or withhold your consent to the procedure.
Below you will find the informed consent that you will be asked to sign at your pre-operative consultation.
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