Questions To Ask Your Doctor

The best way to understand your medical options is to ask a professional. The questions below can help.

Questions to ask your physician:

  • Could surgery be the answer for me? Why?
  • What are my alternatives?
  • Can you recommend a surgeon who performs the videoscopic or laparoscopic procedure?
  • If surgery is for me, what are the next steps?
  • If videoscopic or laparoscopic surgery is right for you, your doctor may refer you to a surgeon who can better address your concerns. These additional questions may help.

Questions to ask your surgeon:

  • Are you board-certified?
  • How many times have you performed this procedure?
  • What have the outcomes been?
  • What are the complications and/or side effects?
  • What should I do to prepare for the surgery?
  • What can I expect following surgery?
  • Can you give me the name of one of your patients who has had the procedure so I can talk to him/her?