Making an appointment
You will need a referral letter by your GP to obtain an appointment. Once the referral is faxed through to Mr. Keating’s room, you will be contacted by Mr. Keating’s receptionist for an appointment time. You are encouraged to bring a support person along for the consultation if you so wish.
Mr. Keating is an affiliated provider for Southern Cross.
At your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments.
Occasionally tests are arranged before your appointment to speed up the process.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice.
If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you at this time.