Appointments are open through the week with our specialist. However there could be specific days and non-surgery days when you can consult the surgeons. You could go through the general landline for fixing appointments or ask for the Secretary to the individual specialist and fix your appointment.
What to Expect
Before Your Appointment
Depending upon the reason for your doctor’s visit, this checklist can help you prepare.
Gather documents to bring to your doctor’s visit:
- Copies of any tests, x-rays, or medical histories relating to your medical problem.
- A list of all current medications taken on a regular basis, including over-the-counter and herbal medications.
- Review any special directions from your doctor about diet or medication restrictions prior to your appointment.
- Ask friends or relatives to accompany you if you wish. Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may need someone to take you home.
- Bring a sweater or coat. Our buildings are kept cool to protect and ensure the proper function of medical equipment.
During Your Appointment
To make the most of your appointment, be sure to ask your doctor any questions or express any concerns you have.
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Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Symptoms or Diagnosis
- What is the disease or condition?
- How serious is my disease or condition and how will it affect my home and work life?
- What is the short-term and long-term prognosis for my disease or condition?
- What caused the disease or condition?
- How can I be tested for a disease or condition, and what will these tests tell me?
- What tests will be involved in diagnosing my disease or condition?
- When will I know the test’s results?
- How is the disease or condition treated?
About Your Treatment
- What are my treatment options?
- How long will the treatment take?
- What is the cost of the treatment?
- What side effects can I expect?
- What risks and benefits are associated with the treatment?
- Is there anything I should avoid during treatment
- What should I do if I have side effects?
- Will my job or lifestyle be affected?
- What is my short-term and long-term prognosis?
If You Need Surgery
- Why do I need surgery?
- What surgical procedure are you recommending?
- Are there alternatives to surgery?
- How much will surgery cost?
- What are the benefits of having surgery?
- What are the risks of having surgery?
- What kind of anesthesia will I need?
- How long will it take me to recover?
- What are your qualifications?
- How much experience do you have performing this surgery?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
After Your Appointment
If you need to see another doctor, we will make every effort to schedule additional tests and consultations at the earliest available time.
If you need to be hospitalized, we will coordinate admitting arrangements and provide the hospital with information prior to your arrival.
Text appointment reminders are sent in the morning the day before your scheduled appointment.
It’s normal to feel anxious about staying in the hospital. Please know you’re not alone. You will have an entire healthcare team focused on your safety and well-being.
What Do I Bring?
You will only need essential items, such as:
- Any equipment used in your care (i.e., crutches, prosthetics, hearing aids, eyeglasses, etc.)
What Paperwork Should I Bring?
- Please provide our hospital caregivers:
- A list of all medications, supplements or herbals, including dosages
- Any preadmission paperwork
What Shouldn’t I Bring?
Large sums of money.
Jewelry. If you are admitted without advance preparation, ask family members or friends to take home your jewelry.
Other valuables. For safety reasons, electronics, laptops, iPods and iPads should not be kept in your possession while in the hospital. Udai Omni is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
When Can My Family and Friends Visit Me?
Udai Omni has a fixed time visitation policy. The visiting hours for patient admitted as inpatients and in the various rooms and wards maybe different from the ones recovering from surgery in postoperative wards and MICU. High infection prone patients may have extremely restricted visiting hours and visitors may have to be completely avoided. This will be told and explained to you in your consultations with the surgeon and our hospital caregivers.