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How can a social worker help me if I'm having MCSD surgery?

Andrew J. Boyle, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

A social worker is an important member of your health care team when having mechanical circulatory support device (MCSD) surgery. If necessary, the social worker can assist you and your family with:

  • completing forms for "Power of Attorney for Health Care"
  • housing arrangements for out-of-town families
  • applications for disability or Social Security benefits
  • home care arrangements for care after discharge

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