How do surgeons decide how to make an incision? Many factors go into choosing the right incision for surgery. I’ll share three I use to make my decision.
The choice of anesthesia is a choice we make together as surgeon and patient in the office. Unfortunately, one important person is missing from the decision process on the day you see me in the office and you decide to have surgery: the anesthesia provider (nurse or doctor). Sometimes a pre-op visit can be arranged with that person before surgery if necessary.
Of all the types of anesthesia available for surgeons and patients, local anesthesia has the most advantages for the hand surgeon.