20 Questions to Ask Before You Have Outpatient Surgery

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

When it comes to surgery, many things can feel out of your control. To help you better understand the procedure you’ll be undergoing, make sure to ask your surgeon these questions:

  1. What’s the best procedure for my specific injury?
  2. Why are the alternative options not good for me?
  3. How often have you performed this procedure?
  4. Who else (if anyone) will be performing the surgery and what are their qualifications?
  5. Can I see where the surgery will be performed?
  6. Are there any non-surgical options I could explore?
  7. What is the anticipated outcome of this procedure?
  8. What are the complications I could potentially face?
  9. How long does this procedure usually take?
  10. How likely are there to be complications?
  11. Where will the procedure be performed?
  12. What kind of anesthetic will you be using?
  13. What is the recovery process like for this procedure?
  14. How soon will I be able to go back to work or my daily activities?
  15. Is this procedure covered by my insurance?
  16. Will I need to take any pain medications after the procedure?
  17. Who can I call if I need assistance or have questions after the procedure?
  18. What kind of symptoms would warrant immediate medical attention?
  19. Do you have a 24/7 emergency response team?
  20. Will I need physical therapy after the procedure?

Procedures Performed at Fairfield Surgical Center

  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist
  • Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee (ACL, PCL)
  • Hand Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Management
  • Carticel Cartilage Replacement

Our Fairfield Surgical Center is AAAHC accredited, Medicare-certified facility staffed with board-certified anesthesiologists. This patient-friendly center provides a pleasant, homelike atmosphere while you undergo treatment as an outpatient. Importantly, Orthopaedic Specialty Group’s staff provides you with special, individualized surgical care.