Surgery

The nursing staff will take you to the operating theatre, where you will meet the anaesthetist's team to supervise your heart and blood pressure. They will also be taking care of you throughout the surgery.

Should you not require a full anaesthetic you will be supplied with earphones to hear music throughout the surgery (please bring you own CDs with you). Depending on the intervention's nature and if you wish so you can watch the surgery on screen. Following a local anaesthetic you will normally be taken directly to your room.

 

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. The anaesthesist and your doctor will decide when you should be moved to your room. Your doctor will inform you and your relatives as soon as possible about the outcome of the surgery.

Your closest relatives can call the intensive care unit in order to check on your condition. You may talk to them personally or call at home by yourself. In accordance with the nursing staff, you can determine the visiting hours for your relatives.

Analgesic therapy will be prescribed by the anaesthetist or by the physician treating you. Do not hesitate to tell the nursing staff if you are in pain.

Following painful operations, an intravenous pump or nerve catheter may be put into place for administering an analgesic. In this case you will be visited daily by a specialised pain nurse, who will adapt this therapy to your needs.

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