No surgery is risk free. It is important to learn
about the possible benefits and risks involved in
the surgical procedure you are about to have. Research
has shown that patients who are informed about their
procedure can better work with their doctors to
make the right decisions.
Getting a second opinion is important. Your doctor,
surgeon, health plan, or local medical society
can help you find someone who can give you a second
opinion. Before seeking a second opinion, make
sure your health plan will cover this expense.