ejpritz Posted September 26, 2006 Share Posted September 26, 2006 When my mom had her surgery 2.5 years ago, the surgeon smelled cigaretts on her when she went under the anesthesia. He told my mother and my uncle that he does not treat current smokers. He was assured that she would never smoke another cigarette again. Well now we have to go see him again next Wed and I am remebering these comments he made. Does he have the right to refuse treatment when he finds out she has been smoking the whole time? I am trying to get myself prepared for this topic with him and I am jsut not sure if its typical for Dr.'s to make these statements and if they have the right to follow through and not perform the surgey. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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