Our caring team at Kansas Surgical Consultants is here for you every step of the way as you prepare for your procedure and throughout the healing process. Here are some general surgery questions you may have to better prepare you. Please feel to contact us with any other questions as needed.

What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled consultation appointment?

Driver’s license or state ID

Insurance information

Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans etc. from prior doctor visits

Medications list (if any)

If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation and pathology report

Method of payment


Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily, we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is partly done to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition, and also because Medicare pays higher rebates for specialist services if you have been referred.

Obtaining medical records from your private care provider is helpful, but a formal referral is not necessary unless required by your insurance carrier.


How can my doctor help me obtain specialist medical care?

Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always preferable to talk to your own family doctor, who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist care is appropriate. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your needs.

Your family doctor can help the specialist to care for you better by providing relevant information about your health. Communicating with the specialist will also enable your family doctor to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.

What to expect during first visit?

At your first visit, your medical history will be reviewed and a physical exam completed. The surgeon will then determine your need for surgery. If surgery is deemed necessary, it will be scheduled as soon as possible, taking into account your schedule, as well as the availability of the surgeon and facilities. Instructions of when, where and surgery preparation information will also be provided to you at this time.

Also, do not hesitate to ask questions so that you can feel as comfortable as possible with your scheduled surgery. After your surgery, a postoperative visit often times will be scheduled to follow up on your healing and any relevant test results.

Will there be a long wait time for my visit?

Our surgeons make every effort to be on time for scheduled clinic appointments. Occasionally, unanticipated delays may occur due to unforeseen hospital or surgical emergencies. Office staff works hard to keep you informed of any such delays and if rescheduling will be necessary. Please feel free to call about 30 minutes to an hour prior to your appointment time to find out if the Doctor is delayed.

At Kansas Surgical Consultants our talented providers believe that Patient Care is the top priority