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Decision Points About Surgery


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:

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

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