If your child needs surgery, you may be worried about anesthesia. You’re not alone. Find out what you need to know about managing the risks (and when to consider delaying surgery).
Though we often think about diet and exercise as interventions to promote everyday life and healthiness, but these lifestyle choices also influence the concept of frailty, its relationship to surgical risk and the ability to tolerate surgery later in life.
Informed consent gives a physician the opportunity to talk to patients about what will happen during a procedure. But it includes patient questions and a checklist of specific topics.
Doctors and nurses should be asking you questions, taking your medical history and helping you get safely into and out of the operating room, through recovery and ultimately, back home.
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If your child is facing surgery or needs a medical test that requires anesthesia, know what to expect. This can help put you and your child at ease.
Do you worry that the skin around your eyes is getting too saggy, baggy or wrinkled? An eyelid lift or brow lift are possible fixes for that. Learn more about your options.
If you are considering back surgery, you need to know that laser surgery is useful for some conditions, but it isn’t a miracle cure and it isn’t for everyone.
Patients have rising expectations and are demanding more from total knee replacements and joint replacements than in previous years. This has generated improvements in the field, including design, delivery and execution.
The uncomfortable reality is this: No one knows how long any one person will live, and patients don’t have expiration dates that answer this question.
Laser surgery is gentler and more precise than conventional surgery, using computer-guided therapy to treat cataracts and astigmatism. Find out if you’re a candidate.