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Abdominal Abscess

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines

Referral is indicated when a percutaneously placed drain and antibiotic therapy fail to resolve the abscess and/or the cause requires primary treatment. CT imaging should be done within 1-2 weeks of the clinic appointment.

Reports of any testing performed outside of the UMHS system and radiologic images on CD should be available for review at or before the time of the clinic visit. Additionally, operative notes from any related surgical procedures should be made available for review. Receiving these prior to the clinic visit is preferable.

Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Labs to include comprehensive metabolic panel and CBCP
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Appointment Timeframe 1-2 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients:
Reports and/or medical records can be faxed to 734-232-6189

CDs can be hand-carried to the appointment

Reports, medical records, CDs, and pathology slides can be mailed to:
Division of Colorectal Surgery
Attention: Jain Carver
2124 Taubman
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5343
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5343
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-615-7565
Clinic Location Sites Colorectal Surgery Clinic
UM Consulting Physician Karin M Hardiman, MD
Arden Marie Morris, MD
Scott E Regenbogen, MD
Revised on: 09/19/2012



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