Hi, I’m in the Pullman area and had my original diagnostic CT scan done at Pullman Regional Hospital. That was all Dr Samji needed and if they can do the CT scan, I have a hard time believing a Seattle clinic can’t handle it. It’s really just the radiologist needing a clear picture of the skull so they can measure the styloid process.
With regard to Dr Samji, once they had my CT scan and report, Kim emailed me letting me know that Dr Samji had reviewed my scans and I was a good candidate for surgery. That took maybe 2-3 days after they received them. Then, we set up a phone appointment when Dr Samji that I was able to schedule for two weeks later. My phone appointment was April 10th and was great. Dr. Samji was great to talk to, very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable talking with him. I was able to schedule surgery following that phone call and he could have gotten me in as soon as May 7th. I opted for May 21 for a little more time to coordinate travel, time off of work and such. But, basically, they received my scans Friday March 22, and my surgery is next Monday, so fast process overall.
And, so far, everyone I’ve had contact with, from Dr Samji, Kim and their office staff, to the surgery center and anesthesiologist’s office, has been very helpful and great to work with.