We will communicate your appointment time to your referring physician's office. If you do not receive confirmation within a few weeks, please ask the office to follow up on the status of your referral.
The first person you meet at the Gamma Knife Centre is the receptionist. To sign in with the receptionist you will need your health card (OHIP card). If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, or other provincial health card).
You will be given a form to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have.
The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you chose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
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When you are given a clinic appointment, you will be seen by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncology doctors. Your clinical information and imaging will be reviewed.
If gamma knife radiosurgery is recommended, you will be shown a video of what the procedure is like, and what to expect. You will have ample time to ask questions. Your treatment date will be booked at that time.
We do everything that we can to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed by unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you come prepared for delays.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don't get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a staff member will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don't be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult.
We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly – and you do not have an answering machine for us to leave a message – you may need to call us again.