Fear of surgery

September 21, 2015


Almost every normal person is afraid to do surgery. This is understandable and natural. Most often people are afraid of anesthesia, surgical complications and postoperative pain. Because of this, over 70% of women with ovarian cyst are looking for various ways to avoid surgery or postpone it to a later date.

Let’s look at the consequences and how to deal with it.

Fear is a natural protection system of our body from possible threats. Moreover, the better the person is a known threat, the stronger the fear.

Fear is what Usually operates subconsciously. It causes you to procrastinate or find ways to do without surgery: take the “magic” pills, try all of the methods of folk medicine, etc. You find any important lessons that you can justify his actions: now you cannot leave the work for a single day, children do not have anyone to leave, holidays, etc.

But there is a solution!

Offer just three simple steps on the way to overcome the fear of the operation.

Step one – getting information.

“Forewarned is forearmed”
(J. Caesar)

As shown by numerous experiments in the field of psychology, most humans are afraid of the unknown. Even if you have negative information, it is easier to bear than to be in total obscurity. When the body knows what to prepare, it is easier to cope with any problems.

With the development of the Internet to get any information has become much easier. But as practice shows, the majority of patients have a misconception about the operation, which also prevents the overcoming of fear.

Therefore, to effectively overcome the fear of surgery, you need to have reliable information about the operation and about what will happen, if not to do (I hope my website will help you inthis).


Everyone knows that the operation is associated with surgical cuts, both internal (on the ovaries, uterus) and external (on the skin). Everyone knows that any damage to the skin, and especially of the internal organs, causing pain. This is more than enough to delay the operation.

But in fact, modern methods of surgery and postoperative management allow to almost completely avoid pain. All my patient ready to go home within a few hours after surgery. Often even without taking painkillers. It’s not a myth – it is a reality of modern medicine.

Operating complications.

On TV regularly talk about the most negative aspect of the treatment process. On a serious operating complications, poor tolerance of anaesthetic, and even death of patients on the operating table. So how can you decide on surgery?

I, as the operating gynecologist, it would be foolish to deny completely the risk of the operation.

But each surgeon and each hospital strive to reduce the incidence of complications to a minimum. And currently their number is in good clinics with experienced doctors and do not exceed 1%. Moreover, their frequency directly depends on the duration of growth of ovarian cysts (the longer You wear the cyst, the more difficult it is to remove).

Do Not forget that if not to do the surgery, the prolonged presence of ovarian cysts causes various complications more than 50% of cases (read more about this under the heading of complications of ovarian cysts). So that no doubt can not be – the longer you wait, the only increase the likelihood of complications.

Step two – the trust.

“Doctor — only a tool that the patient takes to heal yourself”
R. Seltzer

Experience shows that nothing soothes the woman, as confidence in the surgeon. During the operation, the patient is completely in the hands of a doctor. From its proper and skillful action depends on its future health. You have to trust the surgeon. If you are confident in your doctor, the fear gradually recedes because You don’t have to worry about that. The good doctor is a good result.

Surrounded by a large number of dubious and false information it is very difficult to find a doctor whom you could trust. That is why it is necessary to go to counseling. It is only in a personal meeting may be the final impression and fear, finally let you go.

Step three immediate action.

“Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
(ancient Chinese proverb).

The Most difficult is to make the first move. Is to commit, and then the events themselves carry you to the result. Start to solve the problem right now. Schedule a consultation with a surgeon. Or just for the operation (if you already know exactly where it will be operated). Once done this step, you will feel great emotional relief and get extra energy for other tasks.

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