Referrals and enquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an MDM form to kindly complete with the required details which can be requested through the email above. The referring clinician must also contact one of our colorectal team to verbally hand over the patient for discussion. The deadline for discussion is the Monday prior.
Discussions occur on Wednesday morning at 7.40am and the outcome of the discussion will be emailed to the referring clinician. Please ensure all relevant notes and scans are made available via email and the Waikato PACS system (radiology) for review prior to MDM.
Clinic appointments, if appropriate, will be scheduled within 2 to 4 weeks of referral, depending on the urgency required for surgery. Time frames typically expected for surgery depend on the indication, volume of disease, and symptoms experienced by the patient. We would like to know if your patient is worsening, or you have any other concerns, via the email above so that we can increase their priority for treatment.
Other options for treatment include a referral to private, for patients who are insured. Referrals can be sent to Surgeons on Clarence at the email email@example.com