Arrival to Your Appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any new and additional necessary paperwork. Please remember your appointment time is the time you are scheduled to be seen by your provider and not your arrival time to the office.
IT IS IMPERATIVE that you bring all of your films with you to your appointment. When the facility where you undergo the imaging study tells you they are sending a copy to our office, they are referring to just the report. It is your responsibility to request a copy of the actual films to bring with you, this is usually on a CD but you may also bring hard copies of the films.
Running late or would like to cancel an appointment
If you will be more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, please call 302-366-7671 to make alternate visit arrangements. Please call us 24 hours prior to your appointment time if you are unable to attend your scheduled consultation so we may open our schedule to other patients waiting for an earlier appointment.
You will undergo an initial evaluation by the surgeon during your first appointment. Further testing may be required or he may recommend conservative treatment in order to avoid surgery. Your follow up visits and your postoperative visits will be with Dr. Yalamanchili's Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. It is very important for us to look at the actual pictures to make a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan. To prevent being rescheduled, you MUST bring your films with you EVERY TIME you come to your appointment. Following your appointment, a report that summarizes your provider’s findings along with recommendations for treatment of your condition will be sent to your referring physician and to your primary care physician.
We know your time is valuable, so we make every effort to see you on time. However, please understand that emergencies and traumas occur periodically and can cause delays. We will do our best to inform you as far in advance as possible of any delays or the need to reschedule your appointment. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
One of our neurosurgeons is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the event of an emergency, before, during, or after office hours, please go to the nearest emergency room. The emergency room physician will evaluate you and contact one of our neurosurgeons if needed.