You have been booked for surgery and have discussed your forthcoming operation and its risks with your physician and your surgeon.
How much did you really understand?
How much do you remember clearly?
Are you satisfied that you know all the risks and those that apply especially to you?
Do you really believe that a verbal discussion is the only reliable way of getting and retaining the information which you consider important in helping you decide?
Do you understand what is meant by the legal term "Informed Consent" and how it is interpreted?
This simple reference book should answer most of your questions and is written in understandable language. It is based on the author's knowledge and a 50-year experience in the broad aspects of diagnostic and operative surgery.
It is also based on standard reference literature for surgeons on the subject of those complications which may occur during or following the commoner surgical operations.
Technical terms have been translated into non-technical language as far as possible and the reader should find the explanations quite straightforward. Even so, any final questions should still be addressed to your physician and your surgeon.