When you come for your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis.
You may also need a number of tests (for example blood tests, x-rays, scans). Sometimes these can all be done during one visit. In other cases, you will need to come to several follow-up appointments.
Once a diagnosis has been made your surgeon will discuss your treatment with you. In some cases this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. Your surgeon will discuss with you the surgical process and the likely outcome.