You are reluctant to have surgery, but your doctor explains that based on the data, patients like you have had great results. You discuss your personal goals, like being able to take care of your grandkids, and you begin to understand that reaching that goal is realistic—and for you, that outweighs the risks of the surgery.

You’ll have an in-depth conversation with your doctor about your treatment options and the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes associated with each option. You may review how your treatment options compare for patients like you, and together you’ll make an informed decision about what course of treatment is right for you.

Partners Care Decisions