He/she will describe the operative procedure, including the risks and benefits and other potential options. It is also likely that someone from his/her office, such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner will describe the postoperative course in more detail.
The more you know about your operation and what to expect in the first few days after, the smoother your recovery will be. Don't hesitate to ask questions, so that you are comfortable with your decisions going into the operation.
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