You will be able to meet with Dr. Bailey and his staff at either the Houston or Woodlands location, depending on which is more convenient and accessible to you.

At your initial hand surgery consultation, Dr. Bailey will want to determine your level of hand pain, symptoms and surgical goals. Remember, this is your time to make sure that you get the answers to your questions. Additionally, you will need to be prepared to discuss your:

  • Hand pain, wrist pain and any additional symptoms
  • Previous carpal tunnel treatments
  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Any previous surgeries

Dr. Bailey and his staff will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss your hand surgery and carpel tunnel treatment options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of hand surgery and any risks or potential complications

Prior to hand surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Dr. Bailey and his staff will also discuss where your procedure will be performed. Depending on the type of hand surgery you will undergo, your procedure may be performed in your plastic surgeon’s accredited office-based surgical facility, a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital.

Be sure to ask questions. It’s very important to understand all aspects of your hand surgery. It’s natural to feel some anxiety. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

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