Stephen Franke wrote:
It may be most helpful for you to contact the clinic -- preferably, contact the actual surgeon who will perform that operation -- and get details (and early) about what kind of surgical procedure is involved, plus post-operative instructions.
That initial information would help you become familiar with the medical terms involved and their clarified/simplified equivalent terms in your L2.
Since that surgeon bears significant liabilities if any instructions or related information on medical treatment or procedures are misinterpreted, he/she will appreciate your forethought and interest, as will the patient and accompanying family members.
Hope this helps.
Stephen H. Franke
English - Arabic, Kurdish, and Persian
San Pedro, California
I couldn't agree more - this is really a case where you have to 'do your homework'