#3 The third question that you should be asking is, “what are the risks associated with the surgery or medical procedure?”. every surgery or a medical procedure or any treatment should be done after weighing it on a scale comparing the risks and the benefits, and as every single person is different,the risks and benefit might differ in each one of you. Considering your age, your agender, your current health, your medical history and your past surgical history, weighing the risk-benefit ratio goes a long way to make the right decision on whether a surgery is required or not. If you don’t ask this question, you will come to know about the risk only when you are asked to sign on the consent form just before going into the surgery!. At that time if you are not prepared for all the risks you are going to be surprised! Most of the surgeries comes with a risk of hemorrhage, reinfection, Re-surgery and in case of neurosurgeries, this risk is even higher. So, the next time when you are advised the surgery or a medical procedure always ask the risks about that procedure or surgery, and get your ideas and concepts about that procedure clear from the doctor itself.
#4 The next question that you should be asking your doctor is ask the doctor who is the right person to do this, who is the most skilled person to do your surgery and definitely ask him for more than two names and if you are close to the doctor if you know the doctor personally, ask him where the doctor would do the surgery if he or his family member had been diagnosed with the same condition.
#5 Finally the fifth question that you should be asking your doctor is, “Doctor what if I do nothing and if I don’t do the surgery what will happen?” Now this is what most of the patients have in mind when they hear the word surgery for the first time. They remain silent in the doctor’s office and when they reach their home back this is the decision most of them make but, before making this decision you should always get your doctor’s opinion on it.
Most of the conditions which require a neurosurgery such as a disc prolapse or other sports injuries which requires arthroplasty or laparoscopic surgeries, it can be left alone and if nothing is done there are chances that it will get healed all by itself. but, is this relevant to your condition? in order to find that out, you should definitely ask your doctor. of course you can google these questions and find the answers but in the internet you will find answers to only generalized questions. Your health condition might not be similar to what is described in the internet.
You should always remember these five questions when a doctor recommends or advises a surgery or a medical procedure, and I will highly recommend you to get a second opinion or even a third opinion from a doctor before going into your surgery, before putting your life into a doctors hands, and speaking about second opinions, you can get that very easily by downloading the Dofody App
. you can chat, audio call and video call with doctors within minutes, and when you are seeking for second opinions always keep in mind to ask doctors with the same qualification. Don’t go for second opinions from doctors who practice other streams of medicine such as Ayurveda or Homeopathy When you have been advised a surgery.
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