Your Initial Visit
 
It is really useful for us to have as much information about your illness as possible. If you have any medical reports or X-rays at home, please mail them to us or bring them with you to your initial visit. Usually we receive these materials directly from your doctor's office, but occasionally they do not arrive before you come.
 
You will be asked about the medications you have taken in the past and what you are presently taking.
 
During the initial visit we will get a full medical history and perform a physical exam. The surgeon may also perform a rectal exam on you. We are aware that the rectum and anus may be sore in most patients, but we still need to confirm that the strength of the anal sphincter is sufficient to carry some operations.
 
Most patients coming to see a surgeon have already seen other physicians and given various opinions.  This leads to many questions. Please write them down and feel free to ask them in this initial visit. After every question has been addressed, you may be asked to sign consent for surgery.
 
You can download some of our required forms, print them, and fill them out prior to your appointment. Please bring completed forms with you for your appoinment.
 
To view and print these forms, you will need free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you may download by clicking the link below:
 
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