Preoperative Consultation

  • Melvin A. Shiffman

The physician patient relationship is established in the first consultation with the patient. The patient has to find out about the procedure to be followed and any of its problems as well as decide if the surgeon is competent and friendly. The medical record should be thorough and complete.


Ovarian Cancer Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Physician Patient Relationship Inframammary Fold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTustin Hospital and Medical CenterTustinUSA

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