I live in USA and work in the software development industry. I have a frequently occurring health problem. It is quite annoying, but will not become life threatening, at least in the next 5-20 years. It does affect my quality of life, but it does not prevent me from working. It is not embarrassing to mention to anyone.
I am going to get a surgery in a few weeks from now, in a hospital which is not too far from my workplace. The surgery takes 1-2 hours, and usually the patient can leave the hospital shortly after the surgery, or in rare cases, the next day. Adverse effects can happen a few days after surgery or even 5+ years later, which are sometimes fixed by reversing the surgery. Reversal is usually a short and safe procedure.
We have sick time & vacation time and I will be taking 2 days of sick time in advance for this surgery. I want to know if I should inform my team about my surgery and how much details I should give them. My questions are:
1 - Should I simply request for two days holiday, without telling them the real reason for requesting the holiday ?
2 - Should I tell them that I have a surgery ? If yes, then should I mention the name of the procedure and why I am having it ?