Information for Tarlov Cyst Institute Patients

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PHONE CONSULTATION

OFFICE CONSULTATION

OTHER FORMS & NOTICES

***Please note that these forms and a copy of your insurance card(s), front and back, MUST be returned to the office at least a week prior to your appointment via fax 214-351-8451, email, or mail.

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About Your Clinic Consultation

For your comfort a special cushion is available during your appointment or you may lie down. However, feel free to stand if you prefer.  You will meet with Dr. Feigenbaum and one of his nurses. Dr. Feigenbaum will review your medical history and symptoms. Next, he will perform a physical exam. You are not required to change into a patient gown but you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks. He will also view your imaging with you and discuss your case and possible treatment options. If more studies are needed to determine if you are a surgical candidate then our office will assist in arranging. If surgery is offered, Dr. Feigenbaum will explain the procedure and possible risks. When he has finished you, will be given a chance to ask him questions. At the conclusion of your appointment, you may also discuss concerns and questions with the nurse. If you decide to proceed with surgery the insurance approval process is started. This process may take a month or more. Once your insurance provider has approved the surgery you will be contacted by telephone of the next available surgery date. Surgeries tend to book out at least three months in advance.

Long Distance Consultation

To have a long distance consultation over the phone you must send in all information for review.  Only complete charts go to Dr. Feigenbaum for review. Due to high volume it may take two to three months before the consultation process is started. There is no charge for a long distance consultation.

About Our Long Distance Consultations

Dr. Feigenbaum will call you on the telephone to discuss your case.  Dr. Feigenbaum will ask you many questions about your symptoms and view your imaging.  He will also review your medical history and discuss his opinion of your case and possible treatment options.  If more studies are needed  to determine if you are a surgical candidate then he may contact your primary care doctor to assist in arranging.  If surgery is offered Dr. Feigenbaum will explain the procedure and possible risks.  When he has finished you will be given a chance to ask him questions.  If you decide to proceed with surgery, you may tell Dr. Feigenbaum that you desire to have the surgery or you can call back later to notify our office.  Once we know you want to proceed, then Dr. Feigenbaum will dictate a note to be sent to your insurance provider.  Once your insurance provider has approved the surgery, you will be contacted by telephone of the next surgery date available.  Surgeries tend to book out at least three months in advance.

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9080 Harry Hines Blvd.
Ste 220
Dallas, Texas 75235

Phone (214) 351-8450
Fax (214) 351-8451

THE TARLOV CYST DISEASE FOUNDATION

Mission : The Tarlov Cyst Disease Foundation is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to the research, improved diagnosis and development of successful treatments and outcomes for symptomatic Tarlov cysts.

The Foundation is incorporated exclusively for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes that will seek to improve the level of understanding, diagnosis and treatment of Tarlov cysts.