What to bring
When you come for your first appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following:
- Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor.
- Medicare card.
- Private Health Insurance information.
- Copies of any X-ray, MRI, or CT scan results and any other relevant information.
- A copy of your previous operation report if you have undergone surgery elsewhere.
- A list of any medications, herbal supplements and complementary medicines which you are currently taking.
What should I wear to my first visit?
Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and modest underwear as you will be asked to undress your lower half so the veins may be examined from the groin to the ankle clinically and with ultrasound.
Going for a ten-minute walk prior to your appointment is helpful to prepare your veins for scanning.
What should I expect during my first visit?
We ask that you arrive 20 minutes prior to your consultation to complete a questionnaire outlining your general, medical and surgical history.
A Doppler Ultrasound study will also be performed by our sonographer to investigate the status of your veins and general suitability for treatment.
Dr Luke Matar will review your scan and then consult you to go through your history and perform a thorough examination of your problem or concern.
You will be informed of the suitable treatment options available to you and a quote for your tailored treatment plan will be provided.
In order to obtain all the information we need to provide this detailed assessment, you should allow 2hrs in total so it is recommended you park under coles off station street where there is 3hr free parking if you're coming by car.
Please note that on your first visit a 45 minute scan followed by a 30 minute consultation are usual.
Please note treatments will not be performed during this appointment.