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Why is it important to ask about the operating room team?

Dr. Dede Bonner
Health Education Specialist

A good surgeon typically works with the same few anesthesiologists, nurses and medical assistants. Of course, there are some personnel and shift changes that are unavoidable. But the longer or more frequently a surgical team has worked together—just like any other team—the better they are together. Getting a seasoned surgical team may not be an option for you. It also may not be a deal-breaker for choosing a surgeon or hospital. But it’s nice if you can get it. And it’s probably something that never occurred to you until now.

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