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Ask your surgeon these questions before your procedure

Agreeing to any type of surgical procedure is a big decision, as it'll impact your health in a number of ways.

It's your hope that your procedure results in improved health, but that doesn't always happen. And that's why it's critical for you and your surgeon to be on the same page.

Here are some of the most important questions to ask your surgeon before your procedure:

  • Can you verify what the procedure entails? This will give you a clear idea of what the surgeon expects to do.
  • How long will the operation take? Even though you won't be awake, you still want a basic idea of how long it'll take from start to finish.
  • What are the potential complications? Every type of procedure, even those that are common, have potential complications, some of which are more serious than others. Knowing these can help you decide if you're willing to take the risk.
  • What should I expect after the operation, upon waking up? Any procedure for which you're put under will cause your body stress. Even if it's scary to hear, it's good to know what you can expect immediately upon waking up, as well as during your recovery.

As you ask these questions, several others may come to mind. Don't hesitate to ask them, as your surgeon should want to put your mind at ease before your procedure.

If something goes wrong, such as your surgeon operating on the wrong site, learn as much as you can about the mistake and impact on your health. This will typically lead you to find another doctor, while also learning more about your legal rights.

 

 

 

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