Audio PSA: Having Surgery: What You
Need to Know
Voice 1: Why do I need the operation?
Voice 2: Are there alternatives to surgery?
Voice 3: And what are the risks involved?
Narrator: Every year, more than 15 million
Americans have surgery. If you’re
considering surgery, you need to make an informed decision. Ask your doctor
to answer questions and explain alternatives clearly. To learn more, read the
booklet, Having Surgery: What You Need To Know, found at www.ahrq.gov/consumer.
A message from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.