Decision Points About Surgery
Decision Points About Surgery
Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about surgeries for your condition:
- Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery?
- ACL Injury: Should I Have Knee Surgery?
- Aortic Valve Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
- Arthritis: Should I Have Hip Replacement Surgery?
- Arthritis: Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
- Arthritis: Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
- Blocked Tear Ducts: Should My Baby Have a Probing Procedure?
- Blood Transfusions: Should I Bank Blood Before Surgery?
- Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy for Early-Stage Cancer?
- Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?
- Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?
- Cataracts: Should I Have Surgery?
- Circumcision: Should I Keep My Son's Penis Natural?
- Dupuytren's Disease: Should I Have Hand Surgery?
- Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
- Endometriosis: Should I Have a Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?
- Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?
- Fertility Problems: Should I Have a Tubal Procedure or In Vitro Fertilization?
- Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery?
- GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?
- Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?
- Heart Disease: Should I Have Angioplasty for Stable Angina?
- Heart Disease: Should I Have Bypass Surgery?
- Heart Valve Problems: Should I Choose a Mechanical Valve or Tissue Valve to Replace My Heart Valve?
- Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
- Hysterectomy: Should I Also Have My Ovaries Removed?
- Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
- Inguinal Hernia: Should I Have Surgery Now, or Should I Wait?
- Lumbar Herniated Disc: Should I Have Surgery?
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
- Meniscus Tear: Should I Have Surgery?
- Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
- Nearsightedness: Should I Have Laser Surgery?
- Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
- Ovarian Cancer: Should I Have My Ovaries Removed to Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery?
- Peripheral Arterial Disease: Should I Have Surgery?
- Plantar Fasciitis: Should I Have Surgery for Heel Pain?
- Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
- Rotator Cuff Problems: Should I Have Surgery?
- Scoliosis: Should I (or My Child) Have Surgery?
- Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?
- Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?
- Stress Incontinence: Should I Have Surgery?
- Stroke: Should I Have Carotid Endarterectomy?
- Tennis Elbow: Should I Have Surgery?
- TM Disorder: Should I Have Surgery for Jaw Pain?
- Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
- Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?
- Umbilical Hernia: Should I Have Surgery?
- Umbilical Hernia: Should My Child Have Surgery?
- Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Surgery?
- Varicose Veins: Should I Have a Surgical Procedure?
- Warts: Should I Treat Warts?
- Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Last Revised||August 22, 2013|
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