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How to prepare for surgery
How to prepare for surgery
Statistically, well-informed patients are significantly more satisfied with the results. Ask your doctor about everything you want to know.

Statistically, well-informed patients are significantly more satisfied with the results. Ask your doctor about everything you want to know. Discuss your expectations, possible outcomes, risks and complications with your doctor. Tell you doctor all your medical history, don’t think that past medical problems might not be important, they definitely are.

Meet your anesthesiologist, who will be responsible of your well-being and comfort during surgery. He is also the one who will make sure that you are pain free after the surgery.

After care is an essential part of any successful treatment. Ask your doctor about what to expect after surgery so that you are prepared for the after care you will need. You will be well cared during your stay in the hospital, make sure you are ready for the recovery time at home. Especially if your are living alone, you might need to ask for support. Be sure that your pantry and freezer is stocked with healthy foods and drinks.
Stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery. Limit alcohol intake. Yur doctor might even ask you to stop consuming any alcohol before the surgery.

Do not eat or drink anything, including water, at least 8 hours before the surgery.   
Recovery time mostly depends on the general health condition of the patient before the surgery. If you have unhealthy habits, do your best to change them as soon as you have decided for the operation.