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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. 

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