Having surgery can be a very scary experience for many people, especially when they may feel uninformed with the procedure that is about to be completed. Thankfully, there are simple questions we can all ask to better inform ourselves before surgery. I’mErin Whitefor the dailyRx News Network. A Mayo Clinic surgeon has developed five questions that everyone should ask before undergoing surgery. These questions may not seem so obvious, and include inquiries as to whether a surgeon is specially trained for a particular surgery, or whether sleep apnea could cause complications.