Your first appointment

What to expect

Your colorectal surgeon will discuss your condition and may perform an examination. For patients with bowel or anal symptoms this may involve a rectal examination. No preparation is required.

How to prepare

We aim to be punctual to avoid you having to wait. We ask that you arrive on time. If you are running late then many other patients may be inconvenienced during the day. We may not be able to see you if you arrive after your scheduled appointment time. You may wish to ring to check that we are running on time.

What to bring

  • Referral.
  • X-rays, scans, test results.
  • Records of previous surgery.
  • List of medications.
  • Medicare card.
  • Private Health Insurance details.

Specialist appointments are usually made several weeks or months in advance. Please ring immediately if you are not able to keep your appointment. Late cancellations and failure to attend appointments will incur a cancellation fee.

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