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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 4

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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re there certain questions I should always ask if I’m trying to decide whether or not to have surgery?
Absolutely. First and foremost, does the proposed operation have explainable, definable benefits to you, both with regard to survival and to quality of life? Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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Who really makes the decision about whether or not to have surgery?
It’s a decision to be made by you, not a decision to be made by your surgeon. Your surgeon is an advisor to you. Once you choose a surgeon, you’ve basically hired him or her for a purpose that you’ve agreed to, and for which you need help. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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One of the most challenging medical decisions that a person can make is whether or not to have surgery. It’s a decision that often takes place under a cloud of anxiety, sometimes with time pressure, and maybe with the belief that if surgery is the recommended option, you have no choice but to do it. Continue reading…

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