Preparing For A Surgery
A number of steps involved in preparing for a surgical procedure. Some most important ones are enlisted below, although these may not be applicable to all patients.
- The patient will be required to fast minimum of six hours before the procedure; not even consumption of water is permitted after midnight
- An enema may be administered, depending on the procedure
- Depending on the site of the procedure, the part will be shaved/clipped and marked with a pen, as applicable
- Removing dentures and jewellery are routine and important safety measures
The following information will be useful for those undergoing a surgery. Any additional information required can be addressed by the medical or nursing staff.
- The consultant will brief you about the surgery in advance
- The patient/attendant will have to sign a consent form for the surgery. It is important to read the consent form before signing it. The consent is available in English but will be explained in the Patient’s Native Language. In case of any clarification, the same has to be discussed with the consultant.
- The patient also undergoes a pre-anesthesia check by the anesthetist. The aim is to assess the fitness for surgery