Information for Patients

How do I prepare for my appointment?

There are a few things you can do to prepare for your appointment with Dr Raj Reddy.

To ensure you can make the earliest possible appointment, please get a detailed referral letter from your general practitioner (GP) or other referring doctor. Email or fax this to Dr Reddy’s office. 

Because your time is valuable, also email or fax your medical scans (such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans) and reports (such as blood test results) to Dr Reddy’s office. This will help Dr Reddy assess you sooner.

Please arrive about 10 minutes before your appointment to complete patient forms, including a registration and a privacy policy form. 

You must bring to your appointment your:

  • scans (hard copies or saved to a USB or CD)
  • medical reports
  • test or investigation results
  • list of current medications

What happens during my appointment? 

During your appointment, Dr Reddy will ask for your medical history, explain your imaging and test results, and, if needed, do a physical examination.

After this, he will diagnose you and give you a treatment plan. Dr Reddy and his team do their utmost to guide you through this process with ease. However, we understand that seeing a medical specialist may be a new experience and we welcome your questions.

You may wish to bring someone whom you trust, such as a relative or a close friend. They can help you remember details about your medical history and symptoms or any questions you wish to ask. They can also help you to absorb information that Dr Reddy gives you.

Dr Raj Reddy | Brain Surgeon and Spine Surgeon | Neurosurgery | SydneyWhat happens after my appointment?

After your appointment, there may be a few outcomes. Dr Reddy will explain these to you.

You may need more medical investigations before another appointment. You may need to see other medical specialists who will work with Dr Reddy to treat you. Some people may need to see a different medical specialist.

If your treatment requires neurosurgery, Dr Reddy will give you information about your procedure, including the benefits, risks and possible outcomes.

Surgical procedures can vary significantly. This depends on your condition, how the condition presents in your body, how your body responds to it, your particular medical history and whether the procedure takes places in a public or private hospital.