What to Bring
As Dr Nammuni is a specialist surgeon, you will need to be referred to him by another doctor such as your GP. It is important that you bring your referral letter to your appointment as this will give Dr Nammuni crucial information about you health, medications and past history. If you have had any scans or other tests it is also important you bring these to your appointment. If you have had any CT scans it is important you bring long the CD of you scan as this will help Dr Nammuni in his assessment.
What to Expect
Dr Nammuni will ask you a number of questions about your current vascular issues and your past history. Dr Nammuni will also perform a thorough clinical examination and may perform an ultrasound to further assess your vascular health. Dr Nammuni will then explain his assessment of your vascular issues, and outline the necessary steps to improve your health. Dr Nammuni encourages you to bring along family members to your appointment who may help in explaining your current issues or help you understand what needs to be done.
What Happens Next
Depending on your situation Dr Nammuni may be able to determine how best to treat you on your first visit, or you may need to have further tests. Often Dr Nammuni will prescribe medications for your current problem, and to improve your vascular health in general. If Dr Nammuni recommends surgery for your particular problem he will explain to you what is involved in the surgery, where he can perform the surgery for you and the steps involved. Often you may also be able to decide on the exact date of the planned surgery during your visit. You will also be given information regarding the recovery process following surgery and the follow-up plans.
Dr Nammuni will usually make plans to see you at a follow up appointment following your initial appointment. Depending on your situation, Dr Nammuni may need to see you on an ongoing basis to ensure you remain in good health and to prevent any problems in the future. Dr Nammuni also works closely with your GP and the community nurses, and will often receive updates and provide advice to them directly regarding your ongoing care.