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Almost ready for surgery
« on: February 03, 2014, 03:27:18 PM »
Just a quick question. Will I need to see a doctor before a surgeon can do anything? I'm about to consult a surgeon but I really don't want to see my doctor.

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Re: Almost ready for surgery
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 07:12:41 PM »
Depends where you are. In Australia you'll likely need a referral from a GP with blood tests and ultrasounds. Seems most surgeons in USA don't have that requirement. Maybe call a surgeon's office and ask?

Re: Almost ready for surgery
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 09:06:33 PM »
I'll be interested to see what the doctors weigh in on. 

I can only speak from my personal experience.   Neither of the two doctors i saw needed anything from my doctor.  By choice I asked them to contact my doctor for the blood work  since I'd just had a physical 6 weeks before.


Re: Almost ready for surgery
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 02:51:21 PM »
For most patients with long term stable gyne, there is no need for a referral from another doctor. You can consult with (hopefully) a gyne specialist surgeon directly.

Unfortunately, insurance very rarely covers this surgery -- so the usual requirement of  "see your general doc first and then get a referral to a specialist" does not exist.

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Re: Almost ready for surgery
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 05:18:47 PM »
Most likely, if in the US, you will not need to visit your general doctor. In some cases, a surgeon may ask that you do have a visit with your primary dr.  just to make sure there are no other underlying issues. Again, not a frequent request, but could happen.

Best of luck.
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Re: Almost ready for surgery
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 06:10:25 PM »
Thanks everyone. I go in for my surgery monday. Amped up.


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