When would you like your surgery to be scheduled?
- 0Aug 28, '02 by Rottie1Just curious...
We have several elective cases that end up being scheduled at 1600 or sometimes even later if we have a very busy day. If you were to have to have surgery, would you allow your surgeon to scedule you that late in the day, when he/she has obviously been up early doing rounds, and other surgeries and who knows what else. Do you think a surgeon is operating at 100% later in the day? Just wondering.
I don't think I would want a Lap Chole done or anything elective that late, only if it were a true emergency and I might die if I didn't have the surgery. I wonder why people say "okay" when they are called and told that they are scheduled in the afternoon.
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- 0Aug 28, '02 by 2ndCareerRNAnytime I have surgery, I will be the first case of the day.
When my wife had open heart I made sure she was the first of the day, which was unnecessary, she was on the table for 7.5 hours and the surgeon had no more for the day.
She is getting a pacer in a couple of weeks and will be the first case in the cath lab that day.
I would not want a tired, frustrated, frazzled doc cutting on me later in the day.
(Especially if it is payday!!)