Your first visit?
We look forward to caring for you at the Oral Cancer Institute.
Our goal is to provide you with the best care possible while making you feel at ease.
Your first visit will be a consultation and assessment of your case, including a review of information provided by your referring provider. A biopsy may be necessary depending on the condition. Furthermore, additional imaging including CT scans, MRI or PET scans maybe necessary to help with providing a full evaluation and coming up with a definitive treatment plan. If applicable, please bring with you copies of outside records, biopsy results, and copies of x-rays or CT scans. Your surgeon will discuss your diagnosis, explain procedures, and create a treatment plan that best fits your individual needs. Patients with malignant conditions will be presented before a multidisciplinary tumor board for discussion and consensus. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options will be discussed including surgical and non-surgical options. Located on Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical (AIMMC) campus, major surgical procedures are performed at AIMMC. Any questions you may have will be addressed at this time.
All patients under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian.
Please bring the following items with you to your first visit.
- Your medical insurance card
- A written referral or x-rays, if your referring provider has provided them
- A list of your current medications