It is Dr. Punjabi‘s priority to make your first visit as comfortable as possible. The purpose of the consultation is to discover your expectations, desires and goals. The consultation provides ample time for you to ask questions or express any concerns you may have about the procedure. Dr. Punjabi will give you a professional and honest opinion about what he believes he can achieve. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make a decision that is best for you.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation with Dr. Punjabi to discuss your areas of interest in plastic surgery. The goal of the consultation is education and information. This is a chance for you to express your concerns, to learn about various options, and to meet and feel comfortable with Dr. Punjabi and his staff. It is important to us to get to know you as a person, as well as your expectations as a potential patient.
In addition there will ample time to have all your questions answered, to look at actual “before and after” photographs, and to discuss financing options. We encourage bringing your spouse, family member, friend or any interested party of your choosing for the initial consult.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be rendered the same day. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your initial consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
If your doctor has taken X-Rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.