Having surgery, no matter how “small” or “minor” the procedure, is a significant event. First, you must find time in your already busy lifetime to have the surgery and to recover afterwards. In addition to scheduling the surgical date itself, there also will be various pre-operative appointments so that you can meet the anesthesiologist and undergo appropriate medical tests.
You must also prepare emotionally for surgery. Having an operation can cause considerable anxiety. During your recovery you may find yourself more dependent on others than you’ve ever been in the past. It’s important to remember, though, that you’re not alone.
The following topics (click the links) will help you safely and comfortably navigate your way through the surgical experience.