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How can a patient know when it's time to consider surgery?
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In brief: Depends
When there is a failure of medical management.

In brief: Depends
When there is a failure of medical management.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
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In brief: It depends
."a chance to cut is a chance to cure" is an old surgical saying.
Surgery has its inherent risks, depending on the diagnosis; it could be the preferred option. If the diagnosis is not emergent, seek a second (or third) opinion and explore all of the medical and surgical options before you make an informed decision.

In brief: It depends
."a chance to cut is a chance to cure" is an old surgical saying.
Surgery has its inherent risks, depending on the diagnosis; it could be the preferred option. If the diagnosis is not emergent, seek a second (or third) opinion and explore all of the medical and surgical options before you make an informed decision.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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