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Tips that can help avoid surgical mistakes

If you're going in for surgery and you're worried that the medical team may make a mistake, you should know that there are things you can do to reduce the risk. You're not obligated to do this, and you do deserve a high level of care regardless, but they can still help.

What objects do surgeons forget inside the body most often?

You get out of surgery, and you're in a lot of pain. You assume it's just the normal healing process at first, but the pain doesn't go away. You go back in and find out that the surgeon actually left a foreign object inside your body before stitching you back up.

What should you do when gallbladder surgery goes wrong?

If you have had gallbladder surgery, you likely went into the procedure with the expectation that you would receive quality care and good results. When you find yourself facing complications, pain and other issues after surgery, you may be unsure of where to turn or what to do next.

Why do botched surgeries keep happening?

Mistakes made during surgery are often rather shocking and astounding to read about, so they generate a lot of press. Take, for instance, the man whose new kidney was put on the wrong side of his body or the woman who discovered that a surgical sponge had been left inside her body during a surgery four years before.

Operating room distractions lead to mistakes

Mistakes in the operating room can be disastrous. Performing a surgical operation on the wrong site, for instance, can leave a person permanently disabled and can bring about high, unneeded costs. One thing that often leads to mistakes, experts have found, is that medical workers are simply distracted.

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