Decision Points About Surgery

Decision Points About Surgery

Topic Overview

Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about surgeries for your condition:

Click here to view a Decision Point. Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. ACL Injury: Should I Have Knee Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Aortic Valve Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Arthritis: Should I Have Hip Replacement Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Arthritis: Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Arthritis: Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Blocked Tear Ducts: Should My Baby Have a Probing Procedure?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Blood Transfusions: Should I Bank Blood Before Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy for Early-Stage Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Cataracts: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Circumcision: Should I Keep My Son's Penis Natural?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Dupuytren's Disease: Should I Have Hand Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Endometriosis: Should I Have a Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Fertility Problems: Should I Have a Tubal Procedure or In Vitro Fertilization?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Heart Disease: Should I Have Angioplasty for Stable Angina?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Heart Disease: Should I Have Bypass Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Heart Valve Problems: Should I Choose a Mechanical Valve or Tissue Valve to Replace My Heart Valve?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hysterectomy: Should I Also Have My Ovaries Removed?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Inguinal Hernia: Should I Have Surgery Now, or Should I Wait?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Lumbar Herniated Disc: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Meniscus Tear: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Nearsightedness: Should I Have Laser Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Ovarian Cancer: Should I Have My Ovaries Removed to Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Peripheral Arterial Disease: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Plantar Fasciitis: Should I Have Surgery for Heel Pain?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Rotator Cuff Problems: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Scoliosis: Should I (or My Child) Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Stress Incontinence: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Stroke: Should I Have Carotid Endarterectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Tennis Elbow: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. TM Disorder: Should I Have Surgery for Jaw Pain?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Umbilical Hernia: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Umbilical Hernia: Should My Child Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Varicose Veins: Should I Have a Surgical Procedure?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Warts: Should I Treat Warts?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedJuly 3, 2013

Last Revised: July 3, 2013

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