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
UMHS Patients: See MiChart
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
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5343
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5343