What should I know before I have surgery?

As with any type of medical procedure, surgery patients often have a lot of questions for their doctor. And because surgery almost always involves anesthesia and specific preparations, the information patients need to discuss with their surgeon can be plentiful.

Some of the most common questions patients have before surgery, include the following:
  • What type of anesthesia will I have?
  • What preparations must be made before surgery?
  • Can I eat or drink before surgery?
  • What can I expect during my recovery?
This content originally appeared online at Baptist Health South Florida.

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