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Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center Shares Questions To Ask Your Surgeon Before Orthopedic Surgery

Why you need a list of questions

Most orthopedic surgeries are done as a last resort and the final option when nonsurgical procedures have been exhausted, or proven unsuccessful.

Surgery can seem frightening and understandably patients can be unable to call to mind asking their surgeon extra questions that may not have been answered. 

Below you will find a list of questions that can be used as a reference when discussing your orthopedic procedure with your surgeon. Having a concrete and organized list will help you stay focused and prepared throughout the discussion. Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center shares this list with you today!

List of questions for your surgeon before orthopedic surgery

General questions:

What is the name of the surgical procedure?

Why do I need surgery?

How soon should the surgery take place?

What can happen if I delay, or avoid the surgery?

What results should I expect from the surgery?

Are there any non-surgical options available?

Are there any less invasive surgery options?

What is the next step if this surgery doesn’t work?

How much does the surgery cost? How can I find out? Does my insurance cover the cost?

Questions to ask about the orthopedic procedure:

What kind of preparation is needed for surgery?

How is the surgery done (laparoscopy or open surgery)?

What kind of anesthesia will be used (general, local, or regional)?

How long will the procedure take?

What are the risks associated with this surgery?

Has the procedure been done often in this surgery center? 

What complications might develop (both immediate and long-term)?

Questions to ask about what to expect after surgery:

How long will I have to stay after surgery?

How will I feel after surgery?

How much pain is usually experienced after this type of surgery? How is it treated?

How long will it take for me to recover from surgery?

Questions to ask about what to expect when you get home:

What kind of care will I need at home? Are there any activity limitations?

How soon can I eat a regular meal?

How soon can I resume regular activities?

What symptoms should I watch for and report?

If you want to know more about orthopedic procedures, visit our FAQ section.

To find out about what is needed when preparing for orthopedic surgery, check out the “Before the Surgery” section.

If you want to know about what is required after the surgery, visit our “After the Surgery” section.

Surgery Center In The Triangle – Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center, NC, is committed to providing you with world-class services during your treatment. Your care will at all times be physician-directed and patient-focused.

You are not only a patient to us. You are an individual, with your own exceptional circumstances, requirements, and needs. Our doctors, physical therapists, and other staff are devoted to bringing this standpoint to patient care, and work every day to fulfill our promise of bringing you back to the lifestyle and activities that you love.

So, if you are looking for more than an orthopedic surgeon to perform your orthopedic procedure in a surgery center in the Triangle, Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center is a safe and perfect choice!

If you want to find out more about the the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center, or schedule an appointment, please call today 919-719-3070.


The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.