This page contains information about the operation and hospitalization from the moment of admission to the clinic until discharge. We hope that the information will facilitate your stay in the clinic and accelerate the process of postoperative recovery.
Admission to the clinic: if you have not completed all the necessary paperwork, on the day of hospitalization, you should contact the reception department or the private medical service office for registration (if you are going to have a private operation). After that, you will be sent to the department in which the operation should take place.
What do you need to take with you to the hospital?
- The medicines you take are in the original packaging. This is necessary so that medical professionals can compile a complete and accurate picture of all the drugs prescribed for you;
- Personal items such as slippers, toothbrush, toiletries;
- Bringing valuables with you is not recommended. The hospital is not responsible for the loss of valuables or money;
- Written questions regarding the surgery you want to ask your doctor and / or nurse when you enter the department.
Blood thinning medications, such as aspirin, should be stopped 10 days before surgery, only if agreed with your doctor.
Discuss discontinuation of blood-thinning medications, such as coumadin or syntrum, with your healthcare provider immediately after receiving a referral. Do not stop taking the medicine without the doctor’s permission. Proper preparation is usually required within 10 days before surgery.
If you suffer from heart valve disease, tell your doctor about an upcoming operation so that they can consider prescribing appropriate antibiotics before the operation.
It is necessary to inform medical personnel about sensitivity to any drugs!
When the state of health changes before the operation, for example, you have fever, cough, runny nose, colds, etc. it is necessary to inform the attending physician as soon as possible.
How to prepare for surgery at home
The surface of the skin contains many bacteria that form part of the natural microbial population of the human body. On the eve of surgery, it is necessary to reduce their number as much as possible in order to reduce the risk of infection of a surgical wound. For this you need to properly carry out hygiene procedures:
- Take a swim and wash your hair the night before the operation and, if possible, do the same the next morning;
- Bathe under running water (in the shower) with soap. Pay special attention to axillary hollows, the area under the breast, navel, genitals, groin and buttocks;
- Dry your body with a clean towel and put on clean clothes;
- Do not use body cream after bathing;
- Important! Do not remove hair in the area of operation at home. Hair removal in the area of operation is performed only by medical personnel of the department and / or operating room. Do not do it yourself!
Preoperative fasting instructions
- 8 hours before anesthesia, stop eating heavy foods such as fried foods, meat, fish, eggs, and cheese;
- Stop eating 6 hours before anesthesia;
- It is allowed to drink only clear liquids (water, tea, clear apple juice).
- 3 hours before anesthesia, you need to start a full fast. Do not take liquids and food.
Inaccurate compliance with these requirements will result in the postponement or cancellation of the operation.
As directed by your doctor.
Admission to the department
Upon receipt, the nurse will introduce you to the department and the specifics of its work.
On the morning of the surgery day you will be asked to:
- Remove jewelry, clothing (except for a hospital gown), contact lenses, makeup, nail polish and wipe off lipstick;
- Remove piercings from all parts of the body. If you do not remove the piercing before the operation, it will be done in the operating room;
- Remove the hearing aid/glasses and dentures. Storage of prostheses and hearing aids is the responsibility of the patient and / or his or her family. You can put your teeth in a special safe compartment;
- Wear a hospital gown.
Before a phone call from the operating room, they will help you lie on a gurney. Your family/escort can go with you to the reception room, where you will meet with the surgical nurse to identify and verify the medical record before entering the operating room.
The attendants will receive a code to track the steps of the operation. They can also receive an SMS about the end of the operation and transfer you to the postoperative ward. After that, accompanying people will be able to wait in the reception for families, which is located next to the operating room and the aftercare room. After being transferred to the postoperative ward, the surgeon will go out to talk with the persons accompanying you.