Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to do anything ahead of time to prepare for my appointment?
Prior to your appointment, please fill out the registration forms. Click here to download the forms
If you had any tests or procedures performed pertaining to the condition you are being seen for, please bring those with you to your appointment. This includes x-ray films.
Because a variety of procedures are performed in office, we encourage all our patients to shower with soap and water before their appointment to be sure that your skin is as free of germs as possible.
Will I have my biopsy or procedure performed on the same day as my office appointment?
Your initial office visit is a consultation with your surgeon. At that visit, your surgeon will make recommendations for biopsies or other procedures, if needed. In some cases, a biopsy or procedure may be done at the time of that visit. In other cases, an office surgery will be scheduled for a later date.
There are many kinds of procedures that we perform in the office. Other procedures must be performed at a hospital or surgery center on a different day.
Do I need to pay anything at the time of the visit?
Yes. All payments are due at the time the services are rendered, this includes co-payments for office visits. Surgeries may require prepayment of the amount due.
At which facility will my surgery be performed?
Our surgeons operate at several hospitals and surgery centers in Genesee and Oakland County. The specific facility for your surgery will be determined at the time your surgery is scheduled and most often depends on your health insurance.
How soon after my appointment will I have my surgery?
Typically, your surgery will be scheduled anywhere from the next day up to approximately 2 weeks after your appointment, depending upon medical priority and scheduling availability.
The hospital’s availability as well as any assistant surgeon’s schedules all must be coordinated in order to choose the date that best accommodates your needs. You can assist in this process by knowing in advance dates that you are not available for your surgery and communicating these dates to your surgical scheduler so that she can avoid these dates.