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What is your quality of life? Only you and your
family can decide.
Every year, more than 15 million Americans have
There are many reasons to have surgery. Some
operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can
reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some
body function or your quality of life. Some surger-
ies are done to find a problem. Surgery can also
save your life. Your doctor will tell you the purpose
of the procedure.
Most operations are not emergencies and are
considered elective surgery. This means that you
have time to learn about your operation and your
treatment plan. You also have time to work with
your surgeon and primary care physician to make
the surgery as safe as possible. This will give you
the chance to have the most up to date labs, chest
Xrays and EKGs done and reviewed beforehand.
Ultimately it comes down to your quality of life.
Are your symptoms limiting your activities, your
lifestyle, work or time spent with family?
Pablo Pazmiño, MD
2811 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 800
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 776 •7545 Tel
(310) 496 •2077 Fax
1•8 •SPINECAL •1 Toll Free
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Pablo Pazmiño, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Specialist
Orthopaedic Spine Specialist
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Quality of Life:
The degree to which a person enjoys
the important possibilities of life.
Possibilities are a result of your
opportunities and limitations.
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