Here are some questions you should ask about the surgical procedure:
- What is the procedure I will have?
- Are there any other options besides surgery?
- What benefits does this surgery have, in terms of pain relief and function?
- How long will the benefits last?
- What risks are associated with this surgery?
- Is there any written or video materials I can read or watch about this surgery?
- What is the success rate for this surgery?
- How is the procedure done?
- Will the surgery need to be repeated after a certain amount of time?
- How many of these procedures do you do each year?
- How many patients improve after this surgery?
- What will happen if I don't have this surgery right away?
- If I want a second opinion, who should I consult?
- Will you do the surgery or will someone else?
- If you won't do the surgery, will I meet the other doctor?
- Will I need any tests or medical evaluations before the surgery?
- What kind of anesthesia will be used?
- Will the anesthesiologist know about my allergies?
- Will I have pain following the surgery?
- What pain relievers will I be given?
- How long will recovery take?
- What limitations will I have during recovery?
- Will I need assistance at home after surgery?
- What will my discharge instructions be?
- Will I have any disability following surgery?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- When can I return to work?
- When can I drive my car?
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