Questions to your Doctor:

Preparing for Surgery

 

  • Do I need to have surgery only, or in combination with chemotherapy or radiotherapy? If yes, in what sequence?
  • What type of surgery do I need?
  • What are the risks of this operation?
  • What side-effects are expected from this surgery? How do they affect quality of life?
  • How long is hospitalization required before and after the operation?
  • What is the best preparation for such an operation?
  • What can be done to help recovery?
  • When is it normally expected to return to work after this kind of surgery?
  • What are the possible next steps after the operation?