WHAT SHOULD I HAVE IN MIND BEFORE THE OPERATION, SO AS TO REDUCE THE RISKS AND HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT?
It is important to be fully informed by your doctor about the kind of the operation that you will undergo. Each operation has different needs and a different treatment. Generally, the doctor must know about your medication, if any. Some of them should not be temporarily used. E.g. the aspirin causes bleeding during the operation. Possible allergies should be stated. A mitral valve prolapse demands an antibiotic pre-operationally. Diseases such as diabetes mellitus present may present inadequate blood supply. A smoker might have developed chronic respiratory lung disease and should treat it first.
The good mood as well as optimism play an important and positive part. The morning of the operation day you should have a thorough bath with antiseptic and come to the hospital foodless and not having drunk water for the past 6 hours.