What to expect at your Consultation
Dr. Waterbrook and his knowledgeable staff endeavor to make each individual patient feel comfortable by creating an environment that is compassionate and respectful and dedicated to ensuring patient privacy. It is the most important step towards learning more about the procedures that will help you to achieve your surgical expectations. You will meet with the staff and fill out your forms if you haven’t already done that on line.
Consultation With Dr. Waterbrook
Next, you will be taken to our consultation room to personally meet with Dr.Waterbrook. He will discuss your medical background with you and your options for surgery if needed. Time is taken to discuss each procedure, which includes education about the procedure itself, the expected outcome, the normal post-operative course, and complications of each alternative.
This is important because we want you to thoroughly understand the process of
surgery, including the period before a surgery as well as the recovery. You may then be asked to change into a medical garment so that Dr. Waterbrook can examine you effectively. However this is not required for all visits.
Dr. Waterbrook will help you to evaluate your present situation along with your goals to decide which procedure is most beneficial for you. The phases to the
surgery will be discussed along with details as to when you may resume normal activities, when you may return to work, and any other common questions you may have.
You may be interested in scheduling your surgery that day, and if so, Dr. Waterbrook’s assistant will be more than happy to review your scheduling needs to find an appropriate time. Our staff will guide you through the process and help you with any lab work, post-operative garments, prescriptions and post-operative instructions that will be necessary.
Communication is encouraged, and if you find that you have additional questions after leaving your consultation, we invite you to contact our office, where Dr. Waterbrook or his assistant will willingly respond to any inquiries you may have.
Depending on your insurance you will need to meet with the office manager to go over your insurance coverage and out of pocket expenses. If you have questions about your insurance please ask. We want you to be pleased with the caring approach our staff takes, from your initial phone call, to assisting you through any treatment you undergo, and we invite you to contact our office to begin your healing.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Waterbrook please call (530) 269-8191 during business hours.