What you don't know can hurt you: Knowledge is Power in a Doctor/Patient RelationshipOctober 7th 2011
I was intimidated from the get-go. I was a 23 year old woman going on her fourth Laparoscopy for endometriosis. I had been experiencing severe pain and abnormal bleeding with and w/o my periods since I was fifteen, diagnosed with endometriosis at eighteen and already had three surgical laparoscopies to remove the endometial growths.
What could be easier? You arrive in the morning, have your procedure then leave later the same day. This is called out patient surgery. One of the most common and preferred choices of both physicians and patients. This is made possible by less invasive techniques that still facilitate the same, if not better surgery. Everything from anesthesia to recovery is taken care of in a matter of hours. Preparing for such a surgery goes beyond reading the pamphlets your physician hands you. Do your homework and ask questions! The success of both your procedure and recovery depends on YOU.