I recently responded to a very good question from a user on On RealSelf.com asking “How do you deal with patients fear before surgery?”.
It is normal to be a little apprehensive about undergoing a surgical procedure and I find that this fear comes from a fear of the unknown. You are considering subjecting your body to something you know little about first hand; despite any research you may have done. The way I deal with this problem is to educate my patients on exactly what is going to happen, when and how. I explain how they should expect to feel and describe the details of the procedure to them so they understand as much of the process as possible. I have found that the more patients understand the procedure, the less afraid and apprehensive they are. That said, a healthy level of anxiety about surgery is normal and healthy.
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