IF YOU NEED SURGERY

Surgery at the ORTO clinic

How to prepare for the doctor’s visit

Take with you:

  • the results of the examinations performed previously;
  • a list of medicines you are taking and their dosage;
  • the questions you want to ask your doctor.

 

If a surgery is neseccary, you will receive:

  • an agreement on the conduct of surgery;
  • the anaesthesiologist’s questionnaire;
  • information on possible complications during and after surgery;
  • information on the examinations to be performed;
  • information on the hospital’s internal rules.

You should read and sign these documents before the day of surgery!

 

Examinations must be performed 10 days before the planned surgery!

Before any surgery it is necessary to have:

  • a full blood test;
  • an electrocardiogram (ECG).

Sign up for a consultation with the anaesthesiologist if you have any health problems which are not connected with the planned surgery or if you are older than 60.

 

What to bring with you to the hospital:

  • personal items;
  • sanitary articles;
  • comfortable clothes;
  • slippers;
  • examination results (including the results of the blood test and the ECG performed prior to surgery).

 

 When should you arrive at the hospital for surgery?

A week before the surgery, you will be contacted by an employee of the ORTO clinic reminding you of the day of surgery and specifying the time you should arrive at the clinic.

 

What should or shouldn’t you do before surgery:

Eating and drinking

Abstain at least 6 h from eating and 4 h from drinking.

Everyday medicines

Unless the doctors of the ORTO clinic specifies otherwise, use your usual medicines in accordance with the usual frequency.

Shower

Shower before surgery reduces the potential risk of infection.

Personal items and jewelry

Wherever possible, leave all items outside the operating room.

Health problems

If you do not feel well on the day of the planned surgery, please, inform the personnel of the Clinic about it. Possibly, the operation will have to be postponed until a later date.

 

Before surgery:

  • you will be visited by your surgeon and the anaesthesiologist;
  • shortly before surgery, you will receive sedatives, which will reduce anxiety and agitation and make you drowsy.

 

Postoperative care:

  • several times you will be visited by nurses who will take care of your well-being;
  • the anaesthesiologist will choose the proper analgesic medication;
  • when the anaesthesia wears off, you will be treated to a delicious meal;
  • the physical therapist will start working with you the same day after surgery.

 

Checking out from the clinic:

  • after several types of operations, you will be able to go home at the evening of operation day;
  • after complex operations, you will be able to go home a few days after the operation.

 

On checking out you will receive:

  • medication prescriptions prescribed by the doctor;
  • an excerpt from the hospital medical record;
  • sick list (if necessary);
  • documents to be submitted to the insurance company.

 

While the wound is healing:

  • the doctor and the physical therapist will encourage you to do regular exercises in order to regain the usual mobility;
  • you will agree with your surgeon on the time of a follow-up visit to check the healing of the wound.