When postop surgery patients answer your phone call

I love it when postop surgery patients answer my phone call. It’s officially 10 years in practice now and still, without fail, I call my outpatient surgery patients the night after their surgery. And it’s all because of how I was treated when I had surgery as a young tyke.   Why you should call your postop surgery patients When I had my tonsils removed......
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Do you really need to remove fingernail polish for surgery?

Why do the preop surgery folks tell us to avoid fingernail polish for surgery? And for that matter, why are we told to avoid eating and drinking after midnight? That one’s easier to explain. When a patient is going to sleep for surgery and the anesthesiologist is putting a breathing tube down your throat, there’s a risk you could vomit. If you recently ate, the......
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What should I wear for surgery?

While it’s not necessary to wear the same thing as Kelsey Kaplan Fashion (@kelseykaplanfashion on Instagram) on your surgery day, what you wear is important. So for those patients wondering, “what should I wear for surgery?”, you’ve come to the right place. It’s not just another typical day in your life and because it’s unique, there are important things to consider.   What to wear......
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