Prepare for an Appointment

It is an honor and privilege you have chosen the Yale department of Neurosurgery for your health care. Before your first appointment, you will receive a new patient questionnaire in the mail. We ask that you fill this out in advance and bring it with you to your appointment. We also ask that you bring:

  • Any CT or MRI scans pertinent to the reason for your appointment. We prefer actual scans, as reports are often insufficient. These can be copied onto CDs and obtained from the imaging center.
  • Any reports from of previous surgeries for the condition we are discussing with you as well as any notes of previous evaluations for the condition.
  • For pediatric┬ávisits, it is important for a parent or legal guardian to accompany their child to the appointment and it is equally important for the child to be present.
For more information, contact your physician's care coordinator or