Recently, I have seen an increase in patients that want to start making plans for their surgery as soon as they make a consultation appointment. However, most people don't realize the huge checklist that has to be completed prior to having surgery scheduled. Here are four major areas that have to be completed prior to the day of the surgery:
Scheduling – Setting your date for a surgery is more complicated than just “calling to make an appointment.” There are multiple player
So, you have to have a “procedure” done. Laymen’s terms: you need surgery. Your doctor probably briefed you on all of your options, all of the risks and all of the—No? They didn’t? Or maybe they did and you were doing the “smile and nod.” When I counsel patients on their surgical options, I can always spot the “deer in the headlights” look in their eyes. No matter how much I try to ease their mind, I recognize that their apprehension can drive them to just a smile and a nod.