Vital Questions To
Ask Your Doctor If You Need Surgery
by Dr Vernon Coleman and Donna
1. What are the
alternatives? (Including treatments which do not involve surgery.)
What is likely to happen to me if I do not have the operation?
3. What is
the overall success rate for this operation?
4. Are there any other
operations which might be safer and/or more effective?
5. If you are a
pre-menopausal woman ask if the operation is more likely to be a success if you
have it done at a particular time in your menstrual cycle.
6. What are
the possible/likely side effects of the operation.
7. How is the
operation going to improve my life?
8. Is the operation really suitable
9. How experienced is the surgeon who is planning to perform the
operation? Who is going to perform the operation - the consultant or an
10. What after care will I need? How long will I need nursing?
When can I go home? How long will I need to stay off
Copyright Vernon Coleman and Donna Antoinette
Taken from Health Secrets Doctors Share With
Their Families by Vernon Coleman & Donna Antoinette Coleman, published
by the European Medical Journal at £12.99 and available from the bookshop on
this website and from all good bookshops everywhere.