Questions to Ask Your Vascular Surgeon (Video)

Ask your doctor about all treatment options

Be informed of all your options

When you are facing potential vascular surgery, you probably have many questions you’d like answered. We can help you understand your condition and inform you about your options. Don’t hesitate to speak up and clear up any confusion you might have.

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You may want to ask:

  • What expertise do you have in this area?
  • How often have you performed this procedure?
  • Is surgery the best and only option for me?
  • What about non-surgical medical treatment or a combination of lifestyle changes and medical treatments?

Understanding the procedure risks and benefits

Once you know about all the options available to you, you should ask about the potential risks and benefits of surgery compared to less invasive procedures. You should understand the benefits and potential drawbacks of each option.

If surgery is strongly recommended, ask important questions about the procedure, such as:

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  • What exactly will happen before, during and after the surgery?
  • What is the recovery time like?
  • Will I need to spend time in the intensive care unit?
  • When can I go home and how much help will I need during recovery?
  • What resources are available to help me as I continue my recovery?

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