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Decision Points About Surgery
Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about surgeries for your condition: Abnormal...

Incision Care After Surgery
After surgery, you will need to take care of the incision as it heals. Doing so may limit scarring, may help you avoid pain or discomfort, and may help lower the risk of problems like infection. Your doctor used either stitches, staples, tissue glue, or tape strips to close the incision. And you will need to keep...

Surgery: Questions to Ask the Doctor
Print this form and fill in the information if your doctor recommends that you have a surgical procedure. General questions What is the name of the surgical procedure? Why do I need surgery? How soon should surgery take place? What might happen if I delay or avoid the surgery? What results should...

Surgery: What to Expect
Knowing what to expect before, during, and after surgery can help ease your fears. Knowledge can also help you take an active role in your recovery. Being an active patient means asking questions and not agreeing to anything until you understand it and believe that it's for the best. Taking an active role also includes...