Advertisement

How can I deal with fears of wrong site surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Wrong site surgery is very rare. One can deal with the fear of wrong site surgery by having an open discussion with your surgeon both at consultation and pre-surgical. Have the area or extremity Marked by the surgeon and review again with the operating room nurses once brought into surgical suite. 

Continue Learning about Preventing Medical Errors

Don’t Miss Your Misdiagnosis
Don’t Miss Your Misdiagnosis
In the 2014 movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Henry Altmann, (Robin Williams) was able to set his life straight after a doctor mistakenly told him h...
Read More
What can cause an incorrect diagnosis?
Jerry P. Gordon, DMDJerry P. Gordon, DMD
The first thing a doctor must discover when treating a patient is whether a condition is physiologic...
More Answers
How can I avoid medication errors at the pharmacy?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
A pharmacy can be a busy place and privacy is often limited, but don't let that stop you from taking...
More Answers
How Can I Avoid Medication Errors While I'm In a Hospital?
How Can I Avoid Medication Errors While I'm In a Hospital?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.