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Ask Your Doctor

Do you have questions about surgery and need answers? You are in the right place to ask your doctor. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please submit your questions to Advanced Surgical Associates.

 

Q. Can I Have Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure?
A. High blood pressure shouldn’t stop you from having surgery, especially if the surgery is a treatment for high blood pressure.

Q. Does Surgery Put Me at Risk For Death?
A. All surgery carries risk, which is why deciding to get a procedure should never be taken lightly.

Q. What Should I Do About Pus from an Incision After Surgery?
A. Pus coming from a wound or a surgical incision can be a serious problem. Call your doctor for instructions if you notice pus coming from your incision after surgery.

Q. How Can I Become a Doctor or a Surgeon?
A. Becoming a doctor or surgeon is a long and challenging process that typically starts in high school or college. Most people who want to become physicians take a combination of science, math and general education classes. The arts and social sciences are also helpful fields studied by successful physicians. In the United States, formal training in medicine begins following completion of a Bachelor’s Degree. Medical school typically takes four more years of study, followed by a year of internship. After internship, most physicians enter a residency program to hone their skills in their desired specialty. A fellowship year or two of study may follow residency. Becoming a doctor or surgeon requires years of commitment and dedicated study.