Questions You Could (and Should) Ask
It is not easy to be a patient and trust someone to do this for you. Dr. Elliott understands. He has been a patient and had transplants too.
How Did You Learn to Do This Procedure?
What has the doctor done to keep up-to-date?
How much experience do you have?
What can I expect as a patient?
What About Attending Hair Surgery Conferences?
These conferences are an important way to continually improve.
Do You Teach Others These Techniques?
Doctors who are leaders in the field will be asked to teach others.
Do You Write Medical Articles on Hair Surgery?
How Much of My Surgery Will Be Done by Assistants and How Much by the Doctor?
Most patients prefer to have the doctor there for the whole surgery, rather than just part of it.
What Priority Do You Place on Stopping My Hair Loss With Medication?
We have discussed the importance of this.
Is Hair Loss a Small or Large Part of Your Practice?
As in most things in life, you get better if you devote more of your time and energy to one area.
Can I See Before/After Photos From the Top View?
This view is the one that shows how much coverage has been achieved and should always be available.
Who Is the Doctor Represented by These Before and After Photos?
It is important to know who created the results that are being presented to you.
What Are the Risks or Complications of Doing This?
Be fully informed. Complications are less common in experienced, skilled hands, but are still a possibility.
What Happens if I Have a Problem or Questions?
What about follow-up after the surgery?
How many procedures to reach my goals?
What will you do for me so this doesn’t hurt?