A Question Never Asked the Surgeon but Should Be

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    • #29308
      pinto
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      A question never asked is, “After my hospital discharge, will you take questions?” Mine doesn’t. Well, not if it concerns a complication of surgery. Before the surgery I had never considered post-surgery scenarios. My due diligence was all about surgery itself. I never dreamed my surgeon would make a fast retreat at a sign of trouble. I was and still am naïve about medical matters having been so healthy. This was my first surgery. Maybe surgeons should offer a guarantee or a promise what they will do in the case of later complications. Anyway, if you are thinking of a surgeon outside your local area, especially one abroad, you ought to find out how receptive they are to you in case of a later complication.

    • #29309
      drtowfigh
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      In the United States, the payment for surgery typically covers 90 days of care after the operation. Hence, availability for questions and visits related to the operation within 90 days should be expected from your surgeon.

    • #29312
      Jack2021
      Participant

      Sorry to hear you’ve had a poor follow up experience Pinto. I think the point you raise is a good one, as most people would assume that was a given. I’ll be adding it to my list of questions.

      Are you happy to share which country you had/are having this experience in?

    • #29313
      pinto
      Participant

      @drtowfigh, that’s awesome to hear. Because American society is an open society, its “dirty laundry” is easily criticized; yet it often leads toward advancement of civilization, a word I use sparingly. It’s great what you said. I never heard of such a formalized policy. I’m sure its helpful for both doctor and patient and overall advances medical practice. @jack2021, thank you for that. I appreciate it because my experience has been very trying, very trying. Not mentioning any names will help, I think, in highlighting the remarkable. As I look back despite all my “researching” of hernia, I was naive for not locking down the post-surgery experience. Will the warm smiles “pre” still be there at “post”? Important to consider.

    • #29315
      pinto
      Participant

      @drtowfigh, for clarification I should add that my issue arose way beyond 90da., one approaching a year and a half post. I don’t want any readers to think mine happened within 90da. because if it did, the mistreatment would be outrageous, outrageous. 😀 (I don’t think the time is so different though because surgery is surgery.)

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