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Preparing Before Your Surgery


Updated May 21, 2014

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Before Your Surgery-Changes That Can Improve Your Surgical Outcome
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One of the best ways to have a great outcome from surgery is to be well-prepared. Once you’ve found a great surgeon and scheduled your surgery, it is important to begin preparing for the procedure as soon as possible. Your efforts before surgery can have a positive impact on your recovery after surgery.

Simple things, such as eating a well balanced diet can be very beneficial, quitting smoking and arranging help will improve your ability to heal quickly. Explore the best ways to prepare for surgery, your recovery from surgery, as well as questions for you to ask your surgeon before the big day. Don't forget that important part of surgery that people forget to investigate, who is providing your anesthesia, questions to ask before anesthesia and what type of anesthesia you will be receiving.

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