Questions to Your Surgeon
Dr. Rosendo Collazo,Dr. Romeo Majano
There are things you need to discuss with your doctor before a surgery, such as your expected recovery time, how to manage pain or discomfort and any limitations to your daily routine.
Miguel Angel Medina, Director of Microsurgery at Miami Cancer Institute, says they have a very aggressive multimodal pain control pathway, where they give their patients local anesthesia before they wake up with focus blocks to their ribs to prevent immediate pain when they wake up. They also limit post-operative narcotics and the side effects, because they want their patients up and active.