Below are some links which I found useful. Please use at your own discretion.
If you are fortunate enough to have time to prepare for surgery here are some things I did that I found helpful.
1) FRIENDS AND FAMILY
2) PERSONAL PROJECTS/WORK PROJECTS
3) PREPARE YOUR MIND AND SPIRIT
GETTING A SECOND OPINION
SEARCHING FOR A PHYSICIAN TIPS:
In addition to searching online for a surgeon who has qualifications that meet your needs, you can: