The patient will – during the consultations – get all necessary instructions for the surgery and postoperative period. Before the surgery, it is necessary to perform laboratory testing, make an EKG, prepare relevant medical documentation in case of some pre-existing diseases and disorders – results are to be brought for preoperative anesthesiological examination to Dr. Čandrlić. It is also necessary to fill in preoperative anesthesiological form, which you will be provided during the first examination.
During the anesthesiologic examination, the patient is provided with information on the type of anesthesia, regime of pre- and postoperative behavior – diet, hydration, activity, taking medication, etc. It is important to memorize that 6 hour prior to the procedure you are not allowed to eat anything; it is only allowed to drink water.
Three days prior to the procedure you should stop using painkillers and blood thinners from the group of nonsteroidal antirheumatics – acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Andol,…). In that way, we prevent possible unwanted bleeding and hematoma (blood bruising) during and after the surgery, which aids and accelerates recovery and improves the result of surgery. You must also warn your anesthesiologist about the possible anticoagulant therapy.
For the sake of safety, everything that is necessary concerning the preoperative preparation, surgical procedure, and postoperative course will be consolidated during the final arrangement for the surgical procedure – personally or over the telephone.
Immediately before the surgery, in his suite, the patient changes into our one-time use clothing; takes premedication – for the sake of relaxation and against anxiety.