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General Surgery - FAQs: Before Surgery
What is the operation being recommended?
Why is the procedure necessary?
What are my alternatives to this procedure? Are there other treatment options available based on my current medical condition?
What are the benefits of the surgery and how long will they last?
What are the risks and possible complications of having the operation?
What happens if you do not have the operation?
Should I obtain a second opinion?
What is the physician's experience in performing this procedure?
Where will the surgery be performed?
What type of anesthesia will be administered?
What can I expect during recovery?
What are the costs of this operation?