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What can I expect during the Ultrasound and Consultation Appointment?
 
You will have a detailed ultrasound examination performed by oen of our advance-trained sonographers.  We have a team of sonographers that have gone through special training to be able to better care for our fetal therapy patients.  Depending on your particular situation, the ultrasound will likely take at least an hous, and possibly up to two and a half hours.  Likely this exam will include a transvaginal ultrasound to measure the length of your cervix.  Once the ultrasound is complete, the sonographer will review her images with Dr. Walker and/or Dr. Paek.
 
Dr. Walker and/or Dr. Paek will then come into the ultrasound room and get to know your baby/babies a bit, and then begin to discuss the findings and treatment options.   We schedule plenty of time to allow you and your family to ask questions and feel like you understand your diagnosis and the plan for care.  Melissa, the fetal therapy coordinator, is also present to be able to help you with any questions you may have later or just general processing of this information.  Additionally, Melissa will communicate with your referring physician about the care you received here.
 
If surgery is recommended, the physician will then perform a history and physical exam, start the consent process and get your paperwork ready for the hospital.  If you are a candidate for Laser Photocoagulation, we have two consent forms-- one for the hospital care and the second that specifically desribes laser surgery.  We will also draw some blood, so that we can be sure that surgery is a safe option for you.
 
After completion of the appointment, we will walk you to where you can get any prescriptions filled (as applicable) and if you are scheduled for a procedure, show you where to come the next day.
 
How long will I be in Kirkland?
 
You should plan on spending a few days in the Kirkland area-- one day for the detailed ultrasound exam and consultation and another for the procedure.  In most situations, you will spend the night of the procedure in the hospital and will be discharged the next morning.  When scheduling flights, please schedule your returning flight after 1pm to allow time for discharge and travel to the airport.  There are a few hotels convenient to the hospital in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland, Washington.
 
What can I expect during the Ultrasound and Consultation Appointment?
 
You will have a detailed ultrasound examination performed by oen of our advance-trained sonographers.  We have a team of sonographers that have gone through special training to be able to better care for our fetal therapy patients.  Depending on your particular situation, the ultrasound will likely take at least an hous, and possibly up to two and a half hours.  Likely this exam will include a transvaginal ultrasound to measure the length of your cervix.  Once the ultrasound is complete, the sonographer will review her images with Dr. Walker and/or Dr. Paek.
 
Dr. Walker and/or Dr. Paek will then come into the ultrasound room and get to know your baby/babies a bit, and then begin to discuss the findings and treatment options.   We schedule plenty of time to allow you and your family to ask questions and feel like you understand your diagnosis and the plan for care.  Melissa, the fetal therapy coordinator, is also present to be able to help you with any questions you may have later or just general processing of this information.  Additionally, Melissa will communicate with your referring physician about the care you received here.
 
If surgery is recommended, the physician will then perform a history and physical exam, start the consent process and get your paperwork ready for the hospital.  If you are a candidate for Laser Photocoagulation, we have two consent forms-- one for the hospital care and the second that specifically desribes laser surgery.  We will also draw some blood, so that we can be sure that surgery is a safe option for you.
 
After completion of the appointment, we will walk you to where you can get any prescriptions filled (as applicable) and if you are scheduled for a procedure, show you where to come the next day.
 
How long will I be in Kirkland?
 
You should plan on spending a few days in the Kirkland area-- one day for the detailed ultrasound exam and consultation and another for the procedure.  In most situations, you will spend the night of the procedure in the hospital and will be discharged the next morning.  When scheduling flights, please schedule your returning flight after 1pm to allow time for discharge and travel to the airport.  There are a few hotels convenient to the hospital in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland, Washington.
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