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What do i say to someone before they go in to surgery

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what do i say to someone before they go in to surgery
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Melissa replied 10 years ago.
What kind of surgery is this person having? Are there any major risks involved due to advanced age or poor health?
Expert:  D. Baron, MD replied 10 years ago.
Words of encouragement are always helpful. If the person is religious, then it can be helpful to bring in a minister, priest, rabbi or immam to comfort the preop patient. If the patient is superstitious, don't schedule the surgery for Friday the 13th. Basically anything that you can do or say to put the person's mind at ease and obtain a positive outlook will be helpful.