The medical team at Atlantic Medical Group Colorectal Surgery at Morristown wants to have as much information about your illness as possible before your initial visit. If you have any medical reports or X-rays at home, please mail them to us or bring them with you. You can also have your information mailed directly to our office. Learn more about what to bring to your appointment >
During the initial visit you will be asked about the medications you have taken in the past and what you are presently taking. We will get a full medical history and perform a physical exam. The surgeon may also perform a rectal exam on you. We are aware that the rectum and anus may be sore in most patients, but we still need to confirm that the strength of the anal sphincter is sufficient to carry some operations.
Most patients coming to see a surgeon have already seen other physicians and given various opinions. This leads to many questions. Please write them down and feel free to ask them in this initial visit. After every question has been addressed, and you have elected to have us medically treat you, you may be asked to sign consent for surgery.
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