A Smart Patient's Guide to Surgery

A Smart Patient's Guide to Surgery

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Written by the ultimate insider--a nurse with over twenty-five years of experience--this book provides the latest information on forty-four surgical procedures. In addition, the candid discussions of what to expect after surgery include positive and negative statements from patients who've undergone each procedure. This guidebook also includes simple explanations of medical tests, samples of common medical forms, and a glossary of medical terms.Recovery from laparoscopic surgery takes one to two weeks. The recovery ... Returning to an office job takes five to seven days. ... Colon Resection Purpose Colon resection is performed to remove diseased portions of the colon (large bowel).

Title:A Smart Patient's Guide to Surgery
Author:Sammie L. Justesen
Publisher:NorlightsPress - 2009-07-01


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