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    When To Have ELECTIVE Surgery?
    An_250887 posted:
    Carefully consider time of year for having surgery at a teaching hospital. Confused? Ask your doc if they would want their family member to be hospitalized in July-September.
    davedsel responded:

    Why are you posting this?
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    An_250887 replied to davedsel's response:
    I was trying to be polite since I am giving advice without being asked for my opinion.
    In America all first year residents start on July 1st. It is a stressful time to go from being a medical student to being in charge of patients care. If you end up with an overnight stay or any post op complications you will have someone who is "new on the job" making decisions regarding your care.
    This is along the same thought as having surgery on a Friday, when there is less staff over the weekend and fewer attending physicians in the hospital.
    I was trying to be helpful and nothing more.
    davedsel replied to An_250887's response:
    Your advice is good and appreciated.

    It initially seemed unsolicited and rather vague. I was just trying to make sure that your motive was not to promote anything or anyone specifically. This website is very prone to spam/ads which are against the terms of service in all WebMD communities.

    Your tip makes a great deal of sense. Thank you.
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    An_250887 replied to davedsel's response:
    Thank you for your kind reply.

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