May 23, 2016
I came across a tool online by the American College of Surgeons called the Surgery Risk Calculator. You can find the site and tool here: http://riskcalculator.facs.org/PatientInfo/PatientInfo
I like this tool for a number of reasons, namely because patients are getting more information to assist them when it comes to making big decisions about their healthcare and what is right for them. Studies have shown that surgical risk can be up to a surgeon’s perception of risk, which is a little scary to me! This tool, of course, does not replace your physician or medical teams input, it simply can help you think of some things while you are evaluating your options and might give you some good questions to ask your physicians. It is very important to review your options and get a second opinion regarding medical decisions. Let me know what you think of this tool.
April 14, 2017