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Getting yourself healthy before surgery

Even if you have been to many doctors, you know more about your symptoms and health history than anyone else. Your health care providers depend on you to tell them things they need to know.

Being healthy for surgery helps make sure the operation and your recovery go smoothly. Below are tips and reminders.


Beauchamp RD, Higgins MS. Perioperative patient safety. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds.Sabiston Textbook of Surgery

Update Date 10/24/2014

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