Expert general surgery consultation without leaving home through video visits

Whether you’re considering a surgical procedure to improve your quality of life or you’re preparing for a medically necessary surgery, video visits make it easy, convenient and comfortable for you to get the support you need leading up to the big day.

Just like an office visit, video visits bring you face-to-face with a board-certified general surgeon. During your appointment, your surgeon will talk with you about your medical history, surgical concerns and goals, answer any questions you have and work with you to create a tailored treatment plan. Video visits are billed the same as in-person visits.

What type of general surgery procedures can be discussed through a video visit?

Through video visits, our team of expert general surgeons can offer consultation, evaluation and education for a range of surgical procedures, including:

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Appendectomies
  • Biliary pancreatic surgery
  • Biopsy surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery (adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid)
  • Esophageal and gastric surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Ostomies
  • Skin and soft tissue surgery
  • Varicose vein surgery

Depending on your treatment needs, your surgeon will work with you to determine the timing of any surgical procedures, as well as the right combination of in-clinic and video visits as you move closer to surgery.

Call to schedule a video visit with a general surgeon How do you get started with video visits for general surgery consultations? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
  1. Make an appointment online for a day and time that works for you. You can also call your local clinic to set up an appointment.
  2. Before your visit, download Google Duo, which is a free, simple, encrypted and high quality video app that works on computers and smart mobile devices. This is how you and your surgeon will see each other face-to-face and work out a plan.
  3. Fill out this consent (PDF) and have it ready when your surgeon calls you to start your appointment. This gives us the ability to use your information to coordinate care, treatment and more.

That’s it! Your surgeon will call you through Google Duo when your appointment time arrives.