You Won’t Hear These Secrets from a Surgeon

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There is a risk anytime you go in for surgery, but since you’re asleep, your surgeon knows more about what goes on than you do. Here are some secrets they won’t tell just anyone.
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Hospital Employees over a Degree

If you really want to know whether your surgeon is good, ask his co-workers rather than relying on his degree.
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Nakedness

Yes, your surgeon will see you naked, but the secret is that they really don’t care because they are focused on the surgery, not your body.
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Board Certified?

You’d like to think that a surgeon knows what he’s doing, but check to be sure he’s board certified in the specialty before going under the knife.
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Complication Rate

Unless you ask, surgeons will keep complications rates from you. Ask so you know what to expect.
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Be Cautious About Referrals

Some doctors refer a surgeon for political or affiliation reasons and your surgeon might not tell you he isn’t best for the job.
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Financial Conflict of Interest

Surgeons make way more money when they perform surgery than they do by using other treatment approaches.
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Obese Patients

A surgeon won’t say this to you, but they find it very difficult to operate on obese patients.
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Operating Room

You’re asleep so you won’t know otherwise, but surgeons joke around and play music during the procedure.
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They Get Nervous

You probably don’t want to hear this, but surgeons are often nervous before performing a procedure.
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Afraid of Mistakes

Most surgeons keep it a secret that they are afraid of leaving something inside of you or taking out the wrong organ.
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