Surgical notes after rhinoplasty.
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Communication is the key and at least the surgeon should be able to read his/her own writing. But many of the terms may be medical terms so your surgeon or even another surgeon you choose to see for a second opinion may need to sit down and explain the terms to you
It's your right to have the operation report.
The surgeon isn't required, at least in the U.S., to have a prettily-typed up operation report, but he does have to have a detailed accounting of what was done. It's fine if what he sent you is all there is, but then it's his obligation to translate it for you!!! Call the office back and ask for a translation into English.
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