Your Surgery Safety Checklists
Get Good Info About Your Surgery
Choose Your Surgeon with the More Care Than You Choose Your Next Car
Unless it’s an emergency situation, you’re in the driver’s seat more than you know. Surgeons and hospitals have differing levels of expertise and success.
You have the right to “shop around” because every surgery carries risk. Knowing how to minimize risks for best-case results will lend peace of mind that surgery won’t be a lemon.
Prepare for Surgery
A lot of care goes into getting ready for surgery, an anxious time for most patients. From tests to showering properly to gathering medications, help support these safe steps to a safe surgery.
Manage Communication the Day of Surgery
Every conversation with the medical team is important. Know the questions and topics to cover to make the most of their time and expertise.
Recover from Surgery at Home
About 20% of patients end up back in the hospital within a month. No one is 100% when they leave the hospital so create a good plan for care at home to prevent a hospital round trip!