How to Prepare for a Surgery Consultation

When requesting an appointment with a Pancreas Center surgeon, our coordinator will ask you to send or fax medical records and physician notes from your other medical providers before your visit. This will enable our team of experts to review your case before your appointment. In some cases, we may suggest you undergo further imaging studies or blood tests prior to meeting with one of our surgeons to ensure we can make the best recommendation for your care during your consultation.

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to fill out paperwork including a Registration Form, NYPH Adult Medical Questionnaire, Patient Questionnaire, and a Patient Acknowledgment of Notice of Privacy Practice. We suggest that you download and print these forms by clicking here to speed and facilitate your check-in and to give yourself time to review the information.

There may be some family members and friends involved in your care that you may want us to speak with directly. Due to HIPAA regulations, we cannot speak to anyone about your treatment without your express permission. You can give us permission to speak with family and friends by downloading and filling out a medical information release authorization form and bringing it with you to your consultation. You can download a copy, along with the other patient forms, by clicking here.

If you have had any recent biopsies, or imaging studies performed, please obtain a copy of the study or reports and bring them with you to your appointment. This can be done by calling the facility where you had the tests performed and requesting a copy of your results. This process may take several days or a week, so you will want to request them ahead of time.

During your consultation, your Pancreas Center team will ask you about any medications you are currently taking. It may be useful to create a medication list that includes the dosage of each medication and the condition for which each is prescribed and bring it with you to show your team.

While you are a patient of the Pancreas Center, it will be important for us to stay in contact with your primary care physician and other doctors involved in your care, and we ask that you provide a list of these doctors along with their full contact information.

Make sure to bring:

  • Any RADIOLOGY FILMS, CDs or IMAGING STUDIES previously performed
  • Any relevant BIOPSY SLIDES
  • A LIST OF MEDICATIONS you are currently taking
  • Any REQUIRED PAPERWORK available for download here
  • MEDICAL INFORMATION RELEASE FORM available for download here