10 questions to ask the surgeon before surgery

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Gaining more knowledge about a procedure helps a patient add comfort and confidence.

It may not be the news you wanted to hear, but it’s the right next step for your health.

The doctor has recommended surgery.

Upon meeting with the surgeon and having him or her explain why the surgery is necessary and how you can benefit from it, one of the last things they will say to you is a form of, “Do you have any questions for me?”

If you’re approach has been to take an active role in your health, it’s vital to ask questions. Doctors don’t interpret questions as the patient doubting their care — on the contrary, they enjoy seeing their patients taking a vested interest in their health. They welcome questions.

But which questions are the right ones to ask?