What to Expect After a Surgery Consultation

If your Pancreas Center surgeon recommends that you undergo an operation, a member of the Pancreas Center staff will call you following the consultation to schedule your surgery. You can often schedule your surgery before you leave the office. We will ask you to come in a few days before your scheduled surgery for a day of preoperative testing. To learn more about what preoperative testing involves, please read How to Prepare for an Operation on this website.

At the end of your consultation, the team may recommend you undergo further imaging studies or see another Pancreas Center specialist. In these cases, our team will help you arrange appointments and schedule necessary tests. You can also use this site to learn what to expect and how to prepare for consultations with the rest of the Pancreas Center team.

We understand deciding to have surgery may be difficult for you and your family. You may want to obtain other opinions before deciding on what course of action is best for you. If, after your consultation with a Pancreas Center surgeon, you need more time to consider your options before scheduling further treatment, we encourage you to take that time. You can call the Pancreas Center anytime after your consultation to schedule further treatment.