What can I do to alleviate pre surgery anxiety?
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ANXIETY PRIOR TO RHINOPLASTY SURGERY
Dear sarah15808, I would first contact your surgeons office and discuss your concerns and set up an appointment where an in depth conversation can help you understand that your fears can be normal however they are unwarranted. The anesthesiologist can meet with you to give you a better understanding regarding the procedure and the medications used and can also prescribe something for you if necessary. If it brings you any comfort I have been performing nasal procedures for thirty years and generally more then five a week as well as many other higher risk procedures and have never had a complication requiring a patient transferred from my office to a hospital. Rhinoplasty is a very safe procedure performed in an accredited operating facility with an anesthesia provider. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
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