When a patient is decided to have surgery on him, it is certainly not an easy decision, nor is it an encouraging decision. Surgery is certainly synonymous with pain before and after surgery. Not to mention the side effects that might occur behind the day. There are 8 reasons why people fear of Surgical Operations.
Surgery is a term to refer to a surgical procedure performed by medical personnel. The field that deals with this is called Surgery, and the person who do a Surgery is called Surgeon.
Reasons People Fear of Surgical Operations
1. Fear of death
This is the reason most often mentioned by patients. Operation failures that are often exposed in the media give the impression that ‘surgery is the same as taking lives’. Even though we know that doctors are not trained to be professional killers, let alone to the point of risking their profession. in the operating room, doctors are not alone. He must be assisted by an assistant and anesthetist. There was no way he could do it alone. Each doctor will work together and a good control mechanism so that the operation runs smoothly.
The reason for fear of death is indeed very human. It also reminds doctors that not everyone is ready for surgery. Therefore medical experts must be careful and prepare everything properly, without the slightest mistake. Patients are also allowed to ask the doctor about the risks they might face if he underwent surgery.
2. Fear of surgery does not cure
This operation is an act of surgery to resolve the problem directly in its place. For example Tonsilectomy surgery, which removes tonsils (tonsils). Usually done on enlarged tonsils for no apparent reason so that disrupt the airway. But, maybe even after the surgery, it turns out there are still other disorders that cause disruption of breathing. For this reason, doctors really need to understand how important this surgery is and how likely it is to heal. The patient has the right to know and ask the doctor in question.
3. Fear of not being able to bear operating costs
Surgery certainly costs money, starting from the cost of the room, anesthetics, and the doctors. There are no free operations, unless there is a third party that bears the financing. To anticipate this, we should each have health insurance that covers operating costs. If you do not have insurance, we must be prepared with the assets we have today. If it turns out that the treasure is not enough, maybe a way like ‘Love Coins for Bilqis’ can arouse people’s sense of care to help.
The high cost of surgery is not only due to the high doctor’s salary, but because it uses modern equipment provided by the hospital. Doctors often do it for free, but the operating room to the treatment room still must be paid handsomely.
4. Fear of post-operative side effects
The operation is carried out in a sterilized room, using sterile equipment, the light and temperature of the room is adjusted, so that the pre and post operation is expected to provide optimal results. But still there are side effects that must be considered. These side effects can arise from external or internal. External, for example, infection from the outside. Internal, for example, lack of appetite, headaches, vomiting, and so on. So before surgery, ask your doctor about the side effects that may arise after surgery, so that prospective patients are ready to face it. If it’s not ready, don’t do the surgery.
5. Fear of being deformed (eg amputation, breast removal, etc.)
Dissecting an organ and removing it will make the patient lose his valuable assets. For example in breast removal (Radical Mammaectomy) in cases of breast cancer. This certainly makes the woman concerned will be inferior, inferior, and so on. But on the other hand, if there is no appointment, it is likely to get worse, even life threatening. For this condition, much needed support from family, friends, and friends. The average prospective patient will feel very very sad, depressed, afraid when faced with a situation like this. But with strong support, of course it can be passed well.
6. Fear of not being able to live normally anymore
Pameabout operations that can make people with disabilities for life make the word ‘operation’ seem to be taboo. Who would like this invasion? Even though doctors must think seriously about giving an operating decision or not. For example in the case of organ amputation. When I was co-ass, I happened to have met a patient who had cancer in his penis area. Like it or not, those valuable assets must be discarded. If not, the cancer will spread. Although it was very heavy, he finally agreed. The choice at that time, suffer prolonged or remove one of his organs and survive. Of course he prefers to survive.
7. Fear of being in the spotlight of friends, family, the public, and so on
Operating decisions usually receive special attention from friends, family, and others. This is because not everyone experiences the same thing. Even in cases that are similar but not the same, there are those who claim to be able to recover without surgery, so the operating decision is certainly a heated debate. Let alone among those from non-medical circles, even from the medical community will question, “Is the operating decision correct or should be reconsidered?” The doctor concerned must be diligent in discussing with the more senior to get a more valid view.
8. Fear of operating instruments left in the body
This case has happened but it cannot be said often. The cause is negligence. If examined further, the most frequent causes are fatigue, lack of concentration, external problems, psychological burdens, and so on. Doctors who make such negligence are certainly underestimated by other colleagues, and of course it is not something fun.