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Prior to surgery, what should I bring to my consultation with the surgeon?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
During your consultation bring all history, physical exam results, and radiographs with you. All findings including biopsy results should be reviewd with the surgeon. Make your checklist and list of questions to review as well. 
To make certain the surgeon fully understands your problem and your overall health, bring the following with you: copies of any x-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans; all lab results; your medical files; a comprehensive list of any medications you are taking (or have recently taken); a list of any natural dietary supplements, including herbs, you are taking (or have recently taken); and a list of any known allergies (including latex allergy or allergy to medications).
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