The first consultation with Dr Thomet will allow you to get to know your surgeon, talk about your personal situation and present your expectations. In order to complete your medical record, she will ask about your medical history, previous operations you may have had, and the list of medicines and allergies. A physical examination will be carried out with measurements and sometimes photos that will remain confidential and only used for your medical file. At the end of the consultation, Dr Thomet will make a diagnosis and tell you if you are a good candidate for surgery. She will explain to you the contemplated surgical procedure, scar positions, the recovery time and the risks of complications. After you have had time to think it overa cooling-off period, a second consultation will be scheduled to answer your questions and set a surgery date.
After you have had time to think it over, a second consultation will be scheduled, in order to perform the treatment.
An ultrasound examination may be necessary in the case of suspicion of abdominal weakness (diastasis, umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia). In complex cases, it is recommended to consult a visceral surgeon (digestive system) to assess the need for repairing the abdominal wall during the same procedure.