Why do I need this surgery?

What will this surgery do?

What are the risks and possible complications of this surgery?

What are my non-surgical options?

Are there any other surgical options?

What surgical technique will you use?

How extensive will this surgery be?

Where and how big will my incision be?

Can I see options for the possible results of my surgery?

Can I see before and after pictures of your previous work?

How long will the surgery last?

Is it possible to also have liposuction done during this surgery?

Should I have this surgery if I am planning on having children in the future?

How much will this surgery cost?

What can I expect after my surgery?

Will I have bandages on my abdomen after this surgery?

How long will any swelling, tenderness or discomfort last?

What will my belly area feel like after surgery in the short and long-term?

What are my options for pain medications after surgery?

Will I have any tubes or drains put in during surgery and for how long?

Will I need any special equipment to help support my belly after this surgery?

Will I have any visible scars?

How long will I be in the hospital after my surgery?

How long will it be before I can get back to my normal routine?

How long will it be until I can drive again?

How long will it be until I can go back to work?

What kinds of anesthesia can I have for this procedure?

Do I need to see an anesthesiologist before my surgery?

Can you review my medication list with me?

Will I need to stop or change any of my current medications?

What tests do I need to do before surgery?

When should I stop eating and drinking before surgery?

What time should I arrive for my surgery?

Can I get directions and contact information for your clinic/hospital?

Will I need someone to drive me home from the hospital?

Arrange for personal items you might need during your hospital stay?

Arrange for someone to take care of responsibilities at home and work?

Arrange for someone to take you home from the hospital?

Arrange for someone to stay with you the first night after surgery?

Call your doctor if you think of other questions?

Notify your doctor if you get sick within 10 days of your surgery (even minor illnesses like a cold)

Stop eating and/or drinking as advised by your doctor?

Stop smoking several weeks before your surgery?

Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your surgery?

Make sure you have the doctor’s contact information?

Make sure you have directions to the hospital/office for visitors?

How long will my surgery take?

How long will it be until I wake up?

When will my visitors be able to see me?

Do I need any medication to prevent blood clots?

Do I need any antibiotics to prevent infections?

Before your surgery

How did my procedure go?

When will we stop the preventative antibiotics started before surgery?

When can we restart my usual prescription medications?