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How do I know whether to have surgery?
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on type of surgery, risks of surgery, your other medical issues, and your options.
If youre not sure, get another opinion.

In brief: Depends
Depends on type of surgery, risks of surgery, your other medical issues, and your options.
If youre not sure, get another opinion.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Be more specific
If you want a real answer. You need to give your symptoms or diagnosis and some idea of what you've already been told.
That said, your surgeon should discuss the indications for surgery, alternative treatments to surgery, and the possible risks and benefits of surgery. Then you and your support system have to make the final decision as to whether to proceed with surgery. Good luck!

In brief: Be more specific
If you want a real answer. You need to give your symptoms or diagnosis and some idea of what you've already been told.
That said, your surgeon should discuss the indications for surgery, alternative treatments to surgery, and the possible risks and benefits of surgery. Then you and your support system have to make the final decision as to whether to proceed with surgery. Good luck!
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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