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Are you or a loved one having an operation? I Need an Operation... Now What? gives you the information you need to boost your chances of having a successful surgical experience, with the best possible results. Inside this complete and compassionate manual, you'll learn: How to find a qualified surgeon-one who's right for you, When you need a second opinion about your treatment and how to go about getting one, How to ask about the risks and benefits of having your operation, How to prepare for your operation, from...
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Overview

Are you or a loved one having an operation? I Need an Operation... Now What? gives you the information you need to boost your chances of having a successful surgical experience, with the best possible results. Inside this complete and compassionate manual, you'll learn: How to find a qualified surgeon-one who's right for you, When you need a second opinion about your treatment and how to go about getting one, How to ask about the risks and benefits of having your operation, How to prepare for your operation, from what to pack and what to wear to when to stop eating, About all the costs of the operation-so you won't be surprised later, What to expect, and who'll be caring for you, while you're in the hospital, What arrangements you can make to ensure a comfortable recovery period.

Whether you're having an outpatient procedure or an operation in the hospital or at a surgical facility, becoming informed about your treatment is the best preparation. I Need an Operation...Now What? helps you know what to ask your surgeon and how to ask it.

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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This slender paperback contains a wealth of information for anyone facing surgery. Unique features include boxes addressing "Things to Ask the Surgeon," "Insiders Tips," and "Patient Perspectives."
Purpose: The purpose is to make having an operation "an easier experience" for the reader. The author believes that informed patients will be better able to participate actively in their care, which will lead to better communication and better outcomes. The book succeeds admirably at these simple and worthy objectives.
Audience: The book is written for anyone who needs an operation. The author is a surgeon, a surgical leader, and a person who has undergone surgery himself. He is thus triply qualified.
Features: An introductory chapter is designed to put readers at ease with asking difficult questions and ascertaining the need for the procedure and the qualifications of the surgeon. It then progresses naturally through decision for surgery, choice of surgeon, preparation and day of surgery, postoperative phases (both in hospital and after discharge). Three appendixes provide additional information and names of authoritative web sites.
Assessment: There is an amazing amount of information in this book. Specific procedures are not discussed in detail, but rather used (through the patient vignettes) to illustrate particular points. The author does not hesitate to call a spade a spade, counseling patients, for example, "Make sure all health care providers wash their hands before..." in one of the "Insider's Tips." I hope this book is widely distributed; it fills a needed gap in patient education material.
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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This slender paperback contains a wealth of information for anyone facing surgery. Unique features include boxes addressing "Things to Ask the Surgeon," "Insiders Tips," and "Patient Perspectives."
Purpose: The purpose is to make having an operation "an easier experience" for the reader. The author believes that informed patients will be better able to participate actively in their care, which will lead to better communication and better outcomes. The book succeeds admirably at these simple and worthy objectives.
Audience: The book is written for anyone who needs an operation. The author is a surgeon, a surgical leader, and a person who has undergone surgery himself. He is thus triply qualified.
Features: An introductory chapter is designed to put readers at ease with asking difficult questions and ascertaining the need for the procedure and the qualifications of the surgeon. It then progresses naturally through decision for surgery, choice of surgeon, preparation and day of surgery, postoperative phases (both in hospital and after discharge). Three appendixes provide additional information and names of authoritative web sites.
Assessment: There is an amazing amount of information in this book. Specific procedures are not discussed in detail, but rather used (through the patient vignettes) to illustrate particular points. The author does not hesitate to call a spade a spade, counseling patients, for example, "Make sure all health care providers wash their hands before..." in one of the "Insider's Tips." I hope this book is widely distributed; it fills a needed gap in patient education material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563637001
  • Publisher: PDR Network
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 6.59 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
It's All About You     5
Choosing the Surgeon Who Is Best for You     11
What to Ask the Surgeon at the First Meeting     23
Preparing for the Operation     35
Having the Operation     49
After the Operation     63
After You Go Home     81
Glossary     93
About the American College of Surgeons     107
Surgical Specialties     111
Surgical Specialty Organizations     113
Index     115
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

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    As someone who has been through brain stem surgery, I found this book to be informational and straightforward. This is so important when you need to get good information fast at a time when you are emotional and downright scared. I think having a list of questions for my surgeon that was recommended by a surgeon would have empowered me to ask questions I was too embarrassed to ask on my own.

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