Patient Education
Saturday, December 16, 2017

  Treatment
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery

Open Surgery

General


Treatment

This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. MedSelfEd, Inc. disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
NOTE: By viewing this site you have read and agreed to the DISCLAIMER.
Your doctor understands that all medical care benefits from close collaboration between physician and patient -- so be sure to review, with your doctor, all risks and alternatives and make sure you understand the reasons behind the recommendation for this particular procedure.

Now let's talk in detail about the procedure your doctor has recommended. That particular recommendation was based on a number of factors:

  • the state of your health,

  • the severity of your condition,

  • an assessment of alternative treatments or procedures and finally,

  • the risks associated with doing nothing at all.

And remember, the final decision is up to you. No one can force you to undergo a surgical procedure against your will.

Surgical procedures performed by making an incision large enough to expose the entire operative area are called "open" procedures.
Your doctor believes that your medical condition and overall state of health indicate that an open surgical procedure is necessary to address your medical condition.
The risks associated with this kind of outpatient surgery are minimal.
Of course, no surgery is completely risk free. But your physician believes that if you decide not to undergo the recommended procedure, you may be putting your health at risk.

Now I'd like to introduce you to another important member of the medical team -- the nurse.


  top of page next
 

Survey Questions

1) Did the information help to decrease any anxiety that you may have had about the procedure?
Yes, definitely.
Yes, maybe.
No, not at all.
2) Did the presentation help you understand the procedure any better?
Yes, definitely.
Yes, maybe.
No, not at all.
3) How would you rate the quality of the information?
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Fair
Poor
4) Would you recommend this program to others having the same procedure?
Yes, definitely.
Yes, probably.
No.
Thank you for taking our Survey!
Print Page

NOTE: By viewing this site you have read and agreed to the DISCLAIMER
- See legal or privacy section for your security and rights information -