Before you sign any surgical consent forms, make sure you are fully informed.
Surgery isn’t something to be taken lightly. Even “simple” procedures have risks,
and the more complex and invasive the surgery, the more potential risks may
As a patient you have a medical right to have your surgery fully and
completely explained, and a duty to yourself to be comfortable with the
We know undergoing any surgery is a stressful time, and emotions can
overwhelm even the strongest among us. It is all too easy to forget asking
critical questions, or to probe into the risks vs. benefits of your operation.
Explain My SurgeryTM can be your online medical advocate...
That’s why Explain My SurgeryTM is such an important part of your health,
welfare and education before the actual procedure begins.
When your medical provider assigns education for you to take on our site, you’ll
be given a unique username and password. This allows you to view your specific
surgical procedure in detail.
In clear, concise and understandable terms, you’ll be presented with the following:
- What your surgery is meant to correct
- How your surgery will be performed
- The complications that can arise with your particular surgery
- What kind of risks your surgery can have during and after the procedure
- What results you can realistically expect from your surgical procedure
- The pros and cons of undergoing your particular procedure
- Manage your expectation for after your procedure
A complete summary to focus conversations with your doctor
When done, your medical provider will be able to view your responses on a
Computerized Engagement Report. This CER will be a summary of everything
you have gone over while visiting our site – and a springboard for further
discussions with your doctor.
Explain My SurgeryTM is a valuable and indispensable tool both you and
your physician can and should be using before you give that final OK.
You’ll have the peace of mind knowing what exactly lies in store for you, and
your physician will know they haven’t forgotten to explain any crucial aspect of
your surgical procedure.
Explain My SurgeryTM - assuring you’ll never be left wondering if you’ve made the