Although every surgical procedure usually generates concern and uncertainty, the following information and indications can help you cope with this with greater tranquility and confidence.
How do I prepare for a surgical procedure?
Our secretaries will contact you to confirm the day and time of the surgery well in advance.
The day before surgery:
- Shower, including hair, as you usually do. Pay special attention to the proper cleansing of the navel (belly button) with a cotton if necessary.
- Do not drink or eat anything 8 hours before surgery.
- It is very important to sleep well the night before surgery. If you think you will have trouble falling asleep, you can take Orfidal® 1 mg. You can contact your family doctor for the prescription.
The day of surgery:
- Bring all the studies done before the intervention.
- Bring the informed consents for surgery signed.
- It is not necessary to bring your own pajamas or toiletries. The hospital will provide them for you.
- It is advisable not to bring valuable items such as money, or electronic objects, since the rooms do not have safe deposit boxes.
- You must show up at the hospital’s admission office with your health insurance card and DNI (identification card). At the end of the admission process, a representative will accompany you from the hospital reception to the room. Your family will remain there until the moment of the intervention.
- Upon arrival in the room, you will be interviewed by a nurse who will verify that all your preoperative studies and documentation are well. Family members may stay in the room until the end of surgery.