In hospital

Take with you

  • A complete list of your routine medications including doses and times; your X-Rays
  • All papers for hospital admission including a copy of insurance cards (if requested in your country)
  • Any equipment (crutches, stockings, etc.) ordered for you by your doctor

The day of your operation

The surgical procedure will take about 1 to 2 hours.
It will be preceded by pre-surgical preparation and followed by monitoring in the recovery room.
The time away from your room will be longer than the operation due to time needed for your preparation for surgery, administration of anaesthesia and monitoring as you recover from the anaesthetic. Special care is taken to relieve pain after the surgery. Do not hesitate to call, even in the middle of the night, to obtain relief. Regular checks will be made by the nurses.