PreOp Patient Education
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Audio Presentation

Bunion Removal

Foot Surgery


Alternatives
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. MedSelfEd, Inc. disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
Your doctor understands that all medical care benefits from close collaboration between physician and patient -- so be sure to review, with your doctor, all risks and alternatives and make sure you understand the reasons behind the recommendation for this particular procedure.

Now let's talk in detail about the procedure your doctor has recommended. That particular recommendation was based on a number of factors:

  • the state of your health,

  • the severity of your condition,

  • an assessment of alternative treatments or procedures and finally,

  • the risks associated with doing nothing at all.

And remember, the final decision is up to you. No one can force you to undergo a surgical procedure against your will.

In the case of bunion repair, there are no real alternatives to surgery.
In the case of bunion repair, there are no real alternatives to surgery.
You may choose to live with the discomfort of the bunion, but there is a chance the bunion will continue to worsen, causing further pain and even limiting your ability to walk.
You may choose to live with the discomfort of the bunion, but there is a chance the bunion will continue to worsen, causing further pain and even limiting your ability to walk.
Of course, no surgery is completely risk free.
Of course, no surgery is completely risk free.
But your physician believes that if you decide not to undergo the recommended procedure you will have to endure considerable discomfort.
But your physician believes that if you decide not to undergo the recommended procedure you will have to endure considerable discomfort.

Now I'd like to introduce you to another important member of the medical team -- the nurse.


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