FAQs before a surgical treatment
1. What is the recommended treatment?
Your doctor should clearly explain the surgical procedure, such as the steps involved and provide you with examples. Consult your doctor if there are different methods for doing the surgical treatment and why he or she favours one way over another.
2. What is the procedure involved?
Gynecological surgery includes a cutting near the abdominal region and removing the affected parts or abnormalities.The surgery may take 3 to 5 hours depending on the complexity of disease
3. What are my options for this treatment? Are there other treatment choices available based on my current medical condition?
In some cases, medicine or nonsurgical treatments, such as lifestyle changes, help in improving your health compared to surgery. Your doctor should clearly explain the benefits and risks of these choices so that you can make the right decision about whether or not surgery is necessary
4. What are the benefits of the surgery and how long will they last?
It is advised to consult with your doctor about the specific benefits of having surgery for you. You should also ask how long the benefits last. Some benefits only last for a short period and could need a second operation, while others may last a lifetime.
5. What are the risks and possible complications of having the surgery?
Surgery always has some risks, so it is crucial to weigh the benefits against the risks before surgery. Ask your doctor to outline the potential complications, such as infection and bleeding, and possible side effects post-surgery
6. What happens if you do not have the surgery?
Consult with your doctor whether your condition will worsen or if there is a chance that it may improve itself.
7. What is the doctor's experience in doing this surgery?
You can minimize the risks of surgery by choosing a trained and experienced doctor. You may ask your doctor about their experience in performing the particular surgery, including the number of times they have performed it, their success rates as well as the complications.
8. What can I expect during recovery?
Consult your doctor about what can you expect during recovery. You need to know the precautions you need to take as well as how long you stay hospitalized, ad if there are special supplies or equipment you will need when discharged