Surgery is often the last resort for health problems. From choosing the right surgeon to becoming an informed member on your surgery and recovery team can make all the difference in how quickly you heal without complications. Most complications come from dealing with the unknown. Our articles will give you practical information you can use to help you make the best choices and speed you on your way back to good health!
Your first thoughts may be about how to get out of the surgery and you may be asking yourself whether you really need the surgery. Let’s look at the different categories of surgery. If you don’t know which category your surgery is in ask your surgeon.
You should now be able to determine which type of surgery you are considering and which ones give you time to decide and which ones you should act right away on. Also, don’t hesitate to change your mind about having optional or elective surgery, especially if the risks outweigh the benefits.
Below is a list of surgeons and a link to the general types of surgery they perform.
- Cardiovascular (Heart) Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery
- Gastroenterology Surgery
- General Surgery
- Neurosurgery (Brain Surgery)
- OB/GYN (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) Female Surgery
- Ophthalmology Surgery
- Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgery
- Otolaryngology Surgery
- Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
- Podiatry Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Urology Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
Not sure what kind of surgeon you need—see our list of surgeries and what kind of surgeon does that operation?
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