A personal consultation provides an
opportunity for each patient to become more educated on the surgical
procedure being considered. An in-depth questionnaire regarding general
health and medical history is given to each patient. After a chaperoned
patient examination and evaluation, a comprehensive treatment plan is
created, and written information is given to the patient. Dr. Mallen
explains all aspects of the procedure including duration, expected results,
type of anesthetic, if any, potential risks, post-operative restrictions and
recovery process. All of the patientís questions and concerns are
addressed. Often a family member or close friend accompanies the patient in
the initial consultation. Should a patient choose to proceed with surgery,
a follow up visit is recommended.
Dr. Mallen and his
staff exhibit the utmost care and discretion from the time of each patientís
initial consultation, through post-surgical follow up appointments. Patient
calls and appointments are always handled by a live person.
If you wish, you may print and complete our 2 page New Patient Questionnaire
at your convenience and bring it with you to your personal consultation.