14 Questions to Ask Before Surgery


What are the risks and potential complications?

How many of these procedures have you done?

How would you define a successful operation?

What is your success rate for the procedure?

What complications have you seen with this procedure?

What is your complication rate for this procedure?

What alternative treatments are available?

Can I try other options before opting for surgery?

Can I have other treatments after this surgery?

If you were me, would you have it done?

Which doctor would you choose for this procedure?

How long is the recovery time?

When will I be able to go back to my normal life?

Grant Cooper, M.D.

Grant Cooper, M.D.

Grant Cooper is a board certified, fellowship-trained physician who specializes in the non-operative treatment of spine, joint and muscle pain. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Osteoarthritis.