Questions To Ask About Your Surgery:
What kind of scarring can I expect?
Are there any special instructions that will help speed my recovery?
What type of incision care will I be expected to do after surgery?
Under what circumstances would my outpatient procedure require being admitted to the hospital overnight?
Will I need to arrange for help or home health services during my recovery?
What type of follow-up care will I require?
Will I need physical therapy regularly after surgery?
Will I be able to drive myself home after the procedure?
How will my pain be managed after surgery?
How will my diabetes be managed during and after my procedure?
What prescriptions will I need to take in the time following my surgery?
How long will I require prescription medication after surgery?
Can I have my prescriptions filled prior to surgery so they are available when I return home?
How long will I expect to be in the hospital?
What is a normal recovery like after this procedure?
What limitations will there be on my activity after surgery?
When will I be able to return to work?
When will I be able to return to my normal activities including exercise?
When will I be able to eat and drink after surgery?
Questions About Surgery Costs:
How much will the procedure cost?
Does the cost of the procedure include OR time, anesthesia and testing?
Is a payment plan available or a discount if I am self-paying for surgery?