Your Clinic Visit
All UAB neurosurgeons see their patients at The Kirklin Clinic, UAB Highlands, or Medical West.
What to Bring to Your Clinic Appointment
All imaging studies and reports, such as x-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. There is no need to bring CDs or film if your imaging was performed at UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, or UAB Highlands.
A full list of your medications, including name, dosages, frequency, and the prescribing physician. These medications will be reviewed during your clinic visit.
All medical records pertinent to your clinic visit from non-UAB physicians. This also includes reports from consultations and hospital discharge summaries.
If you have a heart condition, please bring any pertinent documentation from your cardiologist including history of surgery, stents, ECG or echocardiograms. This is necessary to evaluate your fitness for surgery.
Insurance cards and claim forms.
Where and When to Go
Please arrive for your appointment 30 minutes before your scheduled time to complete any necessary paperwork. You should expect your clinic visit to take 1-2 hours. Due to surgical emergencies, there may be instances when the wait is longer.
After reviewing all of your information, the neurosurgeon will meet with you to discuss your condition, perform a physical examination, and make specific treatment recommendations.
If surgery is offered, the procedure will be clearly explained, including the risks, benefits and alternatives. You may also be asked to proceed to the Preadmission Clinic, located on the first floor of The Kirklin Clinic, for additional lab work and evaluation. You will be given further instructions after a surgery date is scheduled.
However, not all conditions require surgery. Based on your condition and circumstances, your neurosurgeon will provide information on the best alternatives to surgical treatment. This may include observation, medications, and/or referrals to other specialists. If follow-up appointments are needed, our scheduling office will assist you in selecting a convenient date and time.
Your feedback is very important to our mission of providing the best care for your condition. You may receive requests for feedback during your clinic visit.