Every Procedure has its Price

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I am not referring to financial cost (which are of course is important); but rather to the personal price that everyone pays in the process of recovery. Aside from subjecting oneself to the surgery, the post op course is an experience one cannot escape. In consultation I try to delineate as best as possible the aftermath which is usually more difficult than the day of surgery. I am sometimes surprised by comments from people who state that they “do not want to go through the healing time” but want the surgery. Unfortunately one goes hand in hand with the other. I stress to my patients that many times the decision to have a certain procedure should be based on being able to afford the time.