Questions to Ask Your Surgeon - Surgical Wait Time in New Brunswick

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Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

The following is a list of questions that you may wish to discuss with your surgeon.

  • How necessary and how urgent is the surgery?
  • What are the risks of having surgery?
  • Are there any other treatments available for my condition other than surgery?
  • Is there evidence my condition will worsen while I wait?
  • What should I do if my condition changes while I am waiting for surgery?
  • How can I arrange to be contacted on short notice if a cancellation occurs?
  • What should I do if I change my mind about having the surgery, if I need to re-schedule, or if my condition improves and I no longer need surgery?