Frequently Asked Questions
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff at Women’s Pelvic Health and Continence Center are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records.
Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
What should I expect during my first visit?
The best and only way to find out which treatment is right for you, is to consult our doctors who will listen to your needs, examine you and provide you with educated advice. They will also tell you what you need to know about the treatment you are interested in, or recommend another to meet your needs and goals.
Fees & Insurance
What about your fees?
Information on our current fee structure is available from our office.
What about insurance coverage?
Please contact our Patient Financial Specialists (PFS) at 713.512.7596 or 713.512.7816 and they will be happy to assist you.
How do I make an appointment?
Simply call us at 713.512.7800 during our working hours.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is mainly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition. Check with your insurance company to see if a referral is necessary.
What to bring for your initial consultation?
For your initial consultation you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if necessary.
Here is check list for your initial consultation:
- Driver’s License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)
We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you are seeing the doctor.
How long do I need time off work after the surgery?
The post-operative recovery period varies based on the particular surgery. Generally it is recommended patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.
How long before I can resume driving?
You should wait at least one week before driving after surgery. The effects of anesthetic and surgery can affect judgment and reflexes during the first week following your surgery. Your surgeon will provide more specifics for your particular situation.
When can I resume exercise?
Your doctor will instruct you about post-treatment exercises – the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.
How do I contact after hours?
There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. You will be provided with contact details following your treatment.