Preparing for Surgery Directory
Properly preparing for surgery can help improve your outcome after an operation. Planning ahead can help you ease anxiety, address unanswered questions, and better understand how to make sure your home is ready for when you come home. Preparing for surgery may also help reduce complications and speed healing. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about preparing for surgery, including questions to ask your doctor, how to lineup caregivers and meals, presurgery dos and don'ts, and much more.
What Happens in Surgery
Learn what to expect during surgery, including types of anesthesia, who's on the surgical team, infection control procedures, and waking up in the recovery room.
How to Take Care of Your Wound After Surgery
Get tips on keeping your surgical cut infection free, including when to remove the bandage and how to keep the wound clean.
What to Expect When You're Sent Home After Surgery
Know what to expect on the day you get sent home from the hospital after surgery.
How to Know Your Surgical Cut Is Healing Right
If you learn about how your cut heals, that will help you figure out when to relax and when you need to call the doctor.
How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery
Learn how to prepare your house so that you can have a smooth recovery from surgery when you return from the hospital.
7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You
Here's what you need to consider if you're trying to figure out if surgery is the right treatment for you.
What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation
Get advice on how to get tips from your surgeon about how to prepare for your operation.
8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Endoscopic Surgery
What should you expect from endoscopic surgery?
Effect of Foods on Cosmetic Surgery
Can the food I eat impact the results of my cosmetic surgery? Ask cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Kotler.
Medications to Avoid Before Your Surgery
Avoid these medications before your cosmetic surgery, says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Kotler.
Sleep and Successful Cosmetic Surgery
What role does sleep have in a successful cosmetic surgery? Ask Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Kotler.
How to Save Money on Cosmetic Surgery
Tips from a top Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert Kotler, on how to save money on your cosmetic procedure.