Before surgery for any type of hysterectomy is scheduled, a complete physical examination is performed as well as a thorough review of the following areas listed in this patient education guide:
If there are significant medical problems, you will be asked to see a family doctor for medical clearance – an authorization by the physician that you are physically able to tolerate the surgery and anesthesia.
The indication for surgery and type of surgery will be discussed thoroughly, along with benefits, risks, and any concerns expressed by the patient.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may need to obtain a second opinion or a pre-surgical approval by the insurance company.
Pre-surgery preparation includes the following steps:
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