|Pre-surgery Plantar Wart
I went to this one Podiatry center where the doctors were fun but the staff was extremely incompetent. I'd call for an appointment and they'd disconnect me. Surprisingly, they have moved or gone out of business. They did the freeze it with freon thing and since a big old bubble of blood pooled beneath the surface, we thought we had it. Not so fast. It didn't go away but other things that year kept me from going back until the office disappeared.
Now that I've got yet another insurance plan and its the start of a new year, I figured I'd get this addressed as quickly as possible rather than put it off to the end of the year. I googled and found Dr Virani who is 5 minutes away from my office. Actually he has three offices and wouldn't you know it, the next available appointment that worked for me was at the Villa Park office. The choices were make an appointment now or wait a month, I opted to make the appointment.
He looked at my foot and listened to me describe the history. We agreed that laser blasting it was the way to go. As luck would have it, he did have an opening the following Friday. Like my knee scope last year, this was simply an outpatient procedure. In fact, it should have been less involved because there would be no anaesthesia involved. However, everyone at the Surgical Center was treated it like it was major open heart surgery. [Warning: gross picture coming after the jump!!!]
|Just before the procedure
Surgical Centers are basically the McDonalds of Operating Rooms. They make their money off out-patient surgery and the more patients they can see the better. The thing is, they have to comply with all these rules and regulations in order to
To be sure, I'm not saying you need a specific form for every procedure, that would be a paperwork nightmare. I'm just saying it probably isn't necessary to ask a guy who getting his foot lasered if he has a history of heart disease. And don't get me started on the whole make the patient fill out their forms in ink. It's 2012 people, you know I'm coming and you have computers! There is software that can pre-populate the forms with information you already know like my name and address. This would actually help because it would save time and reduce error.
|Believe it or not, this will grow back
|post procedure recovery