Collectively serving thousands of patients in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York City's five boroughs, these student doctors were able to observe an alarming trend: patients do not know what questions to ask before surgery! And how could they know? To add to this, being told you need surgery is, of course, very scary. It can be downright terrifying and it is easy to forget to ask some simple but very important questions about your medical care.
This book was created as the ideal easy-to-read guide of questions and answers for patients who are about to undergo surgery. Ranging from questions about anesthesia and pain management, to life altering decisions in emergency, brain, and heart surgery, to elective considerations in plastic surgery - all evidence-based and validated by highly regarded medical experts from multiple medical specialties. This book is a must-read before you or your loved ones go into the operating room!
Included are 100 of the most important patient-relevant questions every patient should ask before surgery, presented in a quick-read question-and-answer format.