• What do YOU count as a surgery when listing them at a new Dr. appt?

    Asked by ddkk3 on Friday, January 23, 2015

    What do YOU count as a surgery when listing them at a new Dr. appt?

    I've recently moved so I've been seeing all new doctors. To make matters worse, I've been going to doctors at all different places/groups so they don't all have access to my history and I keep having to fill out new forms, but that's another story!

    I'm wondering what types of things do you personally list as surgeries when they ask about those? Do you list things like port placement/removal or PICC line placement/removal? Biopsies? Lymph node removals? I guess those are all the things that I've had which I wonder if they are "big enough" to list (I've also had a chamberlain procedure which I for sure list).

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    • cam32505's Avatar

      I always mention tonsils, relevent when inserting breathing tube. So, yes, mention everything. Especially, if you think it's relevant.

      over 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I simply list that I've had far too many to list, and that it is all available in my records, that they should have already had by now. Followed by a simple, ask me for more information, or look at records. I have 27 years of history, and a box of files, that part is aggravating for sure.

      over 7 years ago
    • Kathy1's Avatar

      I've had far too many to list if you start counting things that puncture skin. Like I've had 8 bone marrow biopsies. I asked at one of my appointments and was told list everything. When I saw the doctor he looked at surgies and how a wow look on his face. I told him the assistant said list everything - he then said only those surgeries that require a hospital stay. That is what I have been doing since that appointment. Hope it helps...isn't it hard getting new docs! Sure wish they could all access the same records!

      over 7 years ago

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