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What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Surgery Surgery is often a major, life-changing event. Patients can be overwhelmed by the experience and sometimes do not ask their surgeons the best questions to understand the opera- tion and to make sure they have good outcomes. DoYou Need Surgery? Before having an operation, you must understand what disease you have and if there are ways of treating the disease without an opera- tion. You should find out if the problem you have is common and if there is anything unusual about your condition. Are the Surgeon and Hospital Where the Surgery Will Be Performed Right for You? Ask your surgeon about his or her training for doing your opera- special cleansers to minimize the risk of infection. He or she may also tion. Where did they learn how to do the operation and how exten- ask you cleanse your bowels before surgery. sive was their training? Physicians must have a license to practice medicine in the state where they practice. They do not have to be What Will Happen to You After the Surgery? board certified or belong to professional organizations, but it is gen- Ask your surgeon about how much pain you http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

JAMA , Volume 313 (5) – Feb 3, 2015

What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

Abstract

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Surgery Surgery is often a major, life-changing event. Patients can be overwhelmed by the experience and sometimes do not ask their surgeons the best questions to understand the opera- tion and to make sure they have good outcomes. DoYou Need Surgery? Before having an operation, you must understand what disease you have and if there are ways of treating the disease without an opera- tion. You should find out if the problem you have is common and if there is anything...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2015.62
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25647221
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Abstract

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Surgery Surgery is often a major, life-changing event. Patients can be overwhelmed by the experience and sometimes do not ask their surgeons the best questions to understand the opera- tion and to make sure they have good outcomes. DoYou Need Surgery? Before having an operation, you must understand what disease you have and if there are ways of treating the disease without an opera- tion. You should find out if the problem you have is common and if there is anything unusual about your condition. Are the Surgeon and Hospital Where the Surgery Will Be Performed Right for You? Ask your surgeon about his or her training for doing your opera- special cleansers to minimize the risk of infection. He or she may also tion. Where did they learn how to do the operation and how exten- ask you cleanse your bowels before surgery. sive was their training? Physicians must have a license to practice medicine in the state where they practice. They do not have to be What Will Happen to You After the Surgery? board certified or belong to professional organizations, but it is gen- Ask your surgeon about how much pain you

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 3, 2015

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