How do you prepare yourself for the day you have to undergo surgery? Who do you turn to with the many anxious questions that come to mind..
Many patients daily face the challenges of surgery and anesthesia. They often have common concerns that need to be addressed. Surgeries are scheduled in such a way that a patient may not have time or the background to ask the important questions. In the best of circumstances, a patient has only minutes with their busy surgeon before initiating the process of getting ready for surgery.
This can be common if you do not prepare. Many people would rather live with pain than with post operative nausea and vomiting.
This is one of the greatest fears. Learn how anesthesia personnel keep this from happening
Much depends on the surgery but in most cases it can be controlled.
Big drops in blood pressure can cause great risk. There are many causes for shock and treatments depending on the cause.
Bacteria can often lead to infection which can spread to all parts of the body endangering the patient and recovery
Occasionally something can go wrong. Learn about the reactions to anesthesia.
Soon after your initial visit you will be directed to have unfamiliar testing and evaluations with unknown professionals in a short period of time. It is unlikely you will have the time to meet with your surgeon again before your surgery. Unfortunately, you will not be able to ask the questions that arise as the date of your operation approaches. This process is foreign to most patients and can lead to undue anxiety. Increased stress at the time of surgery can lead to increased complications.
We are here to guide you through all the necessary steps to prepare for your surgery and recovery. With our help you will know all the important questions to ask your doctors to help you stay safe through your surgery and recover more quickly.
1. Learn how patients prepare for surgery to improve their outcome
2. Learn what will happen the day of your procedure
3. Learn about the choices of anesthesia and your surgery.
4. Recovering from anesthesia and your surgery.
5. Understand your choices of anesthesia before you talk to the doctor.
Many other issues must be considered during your surgical experience such as the possibility of complications, unusual diseases and new technology. We also must eventually consider how we will pay for medical services supplied on our behalf.
Unfortunately there is always the chance something can go wrong during your anesthetica and/or surgery. Learn more about what you can do to prevent this.
Rare diseases can complicate anesthesia. Many patients suffer from unusual conditions that make anesthesia and surgery very risky. Learn about these and be prepared.
There are new drugs and techniques constanntly being introduced in the operating room. Learn about these so you can discuss these with your doctor.
There is much to know about your insurance coverage and what is your responsiblity when the bills come due. Learn about your rights.