Answering Patients’ Difficult Questions About Surgery

Presented by Jaime Arruda, MD

Going under the knife is a big decision for any patient, and each can ask hard questions when trying to assess a surgeon’s skills. During this webinar, Dr. Jaime Arruda explores the principles of patient transparency:

  • The seven toughest questions patients ask when choosing a surgeon and how to answer them
  • How to provide data and surgical outcomes to patients inquiring about their surgeons
  • How best to respond to questions so that you can build trust with your patients

Part 1: Seven common patient questions

Part 2: Finding a good surgeon online

Question & Answer

About the speaker

Dr. Jaime Arruda | University of Colorado Hospital

Dr. Jaime Arruda received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She served her internship and residency at the University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has received the University of Colorado’s OB/GYN Residency, Resident Teaching Award and the School of Medicine Chancellor’s Teaching Award.

She has been named one of the “Top Docs” of 2014 and 2015 in Denver by 5280 magazine in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The prestigious listing has recognized Denver-area physicians cited by their peers as the top in their field for more than 20 years.

Dr. Arruda has special practice interests in exercise and health, endometriosis, fibroids, BRCA patients, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She treats a broad range of patient needs, including sexually transmitted diseases, abnormal bleeding, reproductive issues, breast feeding, contraception, menopause, hormone replacement therapy and wellness & lifestyle issues.

Committed to safe and compassionate care for women, Dr. Arruda is also an active community volunteer in Denver, providing STD and pregnancy education for teens, helping with park cleanups and promoting youth sports. She is also an avid runner who enjoys marathons and likes to hike and ski in her time away from the hospital with her three kids.