The single most important way you can stay healthy is to be an active member of your own health care team. One way to get high-quality health care is to take an active role in all of the decisions made about your care.
No surgery is risk free. It is important to learn about the possible beneﬁts and risks involved in the surgical procedure you are about to have. Research has shown that patients who are informed about their procedure can better work with their doctors to make the right decisions.