Once you and Dr. Yu decide that surgery will help you, you will need to learn what to expect from the surgery and create a treatment plan for the best results afterward. Preparing mentally and physically for surgery is an important step toward a successful result. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems.
Working with Your Doctor
Before surgery, your doctor will perform a complete physical examination to make sure you don’t have any conditions that could interfere with the surgery or the outcomes. You may need to see your primary care doctor, or have an appointment at the hospital, prior to surgery, to ensure that you are in the best shape possible for the safety of your surgery. Routine tests, such as blood tests, are usually performed a week before any major surgery. You will be given specific instructions for any tests that are required prior to surgery.
You will be given instructions specific to the surgery that you are having, but the basic general instructions after your surgery are as follows:
Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: