Plan Your Visit
Your first visit
Our colorectal team at The University of Kansas Health System understands the significance of your first colorectal care visit. From the second you schedule your initial appointment through every stage of your care and treatment, we want your experience with us to be the best possible.
Before your appointment
A few days before your appointment you will receive a phone call to confirm your appointment from our automated reminder system. It is not necessary for you to return the call unless you need to change or cancel your appointment.
Your nurse navigator will collect the following medical records from your referring physician:
- Clinic and hospital medical records
- CT scans (including CD and corresponding report)
- MRI scans (including CD and corresponding report)
- PET scans (including CD and corresponding report)
- Laboratory test results
- Endoscopy reports (colonoscopy, EGD)
- Pathology slides and biopsy reports
What should I bring?
You will want to bring the following information:
- A list of your current medications, including names, dosages, and how often you take each medication. Don't forget to also list all herbal supplements and over-the-counter medications.
- Your medical insurance card, including your primary and secondary insurance (if applicable).
- Personal identification (such as your current driver's license or state ID card).
- Proof of current address (such as an envelope showing your present permanent address).
- Insurance referral from your primary care physician (if your insurance company requires one). Your physician's office may fax this information to 913-588-7799.
Your colorectal surgeon
You and your colorectal surgeon will discuss your symptoms and past medical history. After a physical examination, your colorectal surgeon may recommend additional tests, treatments or procedures. Each recommendation and any available options will be discussed.
We welcome any questions you have about your condition, diagnosis and your next steps in treatment. Your colorectal surgeon will be happy to answer them.