Surgery

The anaesthetist's nurse will meet you in the operation ward to supervise your heart and blood pressure check-up. She will also be taking care of you, along with the anaesthetist throughout the operation.

Should you not require a full anaesthetic you will be supplied with earphones to hear music throughout the operation. Alternatively if you so wish you can watch the operation on screen.

 

A full anaesthetic

Following a full or a spinal anaesthesia you will first be taken to the intensive care unit to be observed. Your condition will be monitored around the clock by specially trained personnel and state of the art technical equipment. For the first 24 hours following an operation the anaesthetist is responsible for you, and he and your doctor will decide when you should be moved to your room. Your doctor will inform you as soon as possible about the outcome of the operation.

Your closest relatives can call the intensive care unit in order to check on your condition. Alternatively they can visit you. Please note the special visiting times which apply for the intensive care unit.

 

Donating your own blood

Blood transfusions cannot always be avoided during an operation. In order to reduce the use blood from a stranger to a minimum you have the possibility to donate your own blood in the weeks prior to the operation. Should you wish to do this, please discuss it with your doctor. He will determine whether this is a possibility for you and will make the necessary arrangements. Should you have any questions in this regard please contact our Blood Donor Team:

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