There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some body function. Here are a few things you should know on how to prepare for an upcoming surgery.
Before your surgery, a visit will be scheduled with the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia to determine if the procedure is the right treatment for you. This visit will include a:
Once Dr. Sachse has determined that the procedure is appropriate, our staff will schedule a date for your surgery.
After checking in for your surgery you will be shown to an operating room holding area. This is where you will get into your hospital gown and start an IV. You will also meet the operating room and anesthesia staff. You will have a preoperative anesthesia examination and interview. Use this opportunity to ask any questions you may still have about your surgery.
Your family will be asked to wait in a waiting area where they will receive updates on your progress during the surgery. Your surgeon will share a report on the outcome of the surgery with family members in the waiting area once the procedure is over.
Each procedure’s, post-operation instructions vary. Here are the instructions for each procedure:
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