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I am having elective surgery this am but developed a sore throat and cough. Will surgery continue?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Possibly not...

For an elective procedure, you need to be in your best possible health to avoid post-op complications.
If the procedure is delayed, it is only because the surgeon and anesthesiologist don't want you to have any untoward side effects. Any procedure, and anesthesia itself , carries inherent risk. If the doctors think you should reschedule, they are looking out for your best interests.

In brief: Possibly not...

For an elective procedure, you need to be in your best possible health to avoid post-op complications.
If the procedure is delayed, it is only because the surgeon and anesthesiologist don't want you to have any untoward side effects. Any procedure, and anesthesia itself , carries inherent risk. If the doctors think you should reschedule, they are looking out for your best interests.
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