Day Care

Daycare Surgery Process

Thanks to advancements in surgical technology and anaesthesia, 24 hours hospital stay is not compulsory in all cases to ensure proper care. We perform surgical procedures every day in a day-care setup, provides patients a convenient and low-cost outpatient surgical experience. The main advantages of day care surgery are cost containment, early mobilization of the patient, less pain because of minimally invasive surgical techniques, early return of patient to their home environment resulting in reduced risk of cross infection in hospitals and less loss of pay due to early return to work.

Our recovery ward consists of 4 beds with all the required accessories. It is connected with Central Oxygen, vacuum and air condition. A separate bathroom enables excellent patient care. Being adjacent to the OPD in the same floor it gives the added advantage for better patient supervision by the consultants as well. The ground floor has a very hygienic waiting area which will be of some help to the ones who are waiting to consult our expert doctors.


Patient OPD Appointment

This is the first step where patient needs to book an appointment telephonically or through mail to consult our expert doctors. Patient needs to share the reason for their visit on telephone or mail. Then our concerned staff will confirm his/her booking as per the availability of date n time. We try our best to give the same day appointment. Our staff’s helps with all the necessary assistance required to fix an appointment. Our staff will find out if patients need to bring anything to the visit, like medical records or current medications.

Doctor diagnose patient and prescribe surgery

The information required for diagnosis is typically collected from a history and physical examination of the person seeking medical care. Patients discuss their issues, their symptoms with our specialists. Patients can Often, one or more diagnostic procedures, such as medical tests, are also done during the process. Doctor will advise surgery if the patient condition cannot cure with medicine.

Preoperative test & Anaesthetic assessment of patient

Preoperative tests are a set of tests that are carried out before you have a planned operation. These tests may be done even if you appear to be healthy, to provide information about conditions that could affect the treatment you need.eg like Blood test, ECG, MRI, ULTRASOUND, Chest X-rays etc. The pre-operative assessment is an opportunity to identify co-morbidities that may lead to patient complications during the anaesthetic, surgical, or post-operative period. Patients scheduled for elective procedures will generally attend a pre-operative assessment before the date of their surgery. Preanesthetic assessment is a medical check-up and laboratory investigations done by an anesthesia provider or a registered nurse before an operation, to assess the patient's physical condition and any other medical problems.

Patient given Day-surgery operation date with preoperative instructions

Our friendly admissions team offering you an admission date with the consent of surgeon and patient both. Our aim is to ensure that you are safe and comfortable during your surgery and to take into consideration any complications. Following the fasting instructions below will help us to do this. Ignoring these guidelines may mean that your surgery is cancelled. Your surgeon may want your colon and rectum to be completely empty before surgery. If this is the case, you must drink a special cleansing solution. You may be on clear liquids, laxatives and enemas one day prior to the operation. Antibiotics by mouth are commonly prescribed. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery; this includes water and chewing gum. Continue to take medication as prescribed, but only with a sip of water. Do not smoke after midnight the night before your surgery. Do not wear make-up.

Day of admission with routine preoperative checks

Day of surgery admission (DOSA) describes the process whereby patients are admitted to hospital and have surgery, on the same day. You may need to arrive up to 2 hours before surgery. A few forms requesting your surgery will have been completed and you may have been asked to sign a consent form. You will have been asked to complete a medical questionnaire before leaving for surgery which will be used by our pre assessment team to decide whether you need to be seen for tests prior to admission. The staff will prepare you for surgery. They will ask you to change into a gown, cap, and paper slippers. Put an IV in. Check your blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate. The Surgeon will examine the patient condition and also collect all the history and patient’s reports and if the patient is fit for surgery the nurse will take the patient to the OT.

Day-Surgery Procedure

After arriving in the operating room, you are introduced to the surgical team. Our staff reviews your medical and surgical history, your vital signs, and answers your questions. We also attempt to alleviate any anxiety you may have and give you an idea of what to expect during your procedure. Outpatient surgical procedures are performed using local, spinal, or general anesthesia. Monitoring equipment is applied to some parts of your body. This allows the surgical team to observe your blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels.

Recovery Stay

After surgery you are taken to the recovery room. How long you stay there depends on the surgery you had, your anesthesia, and how fast you wake up. Recovery nurse will monitor your vital signs, clean bandages and comfort patients when they wake up from anesthesia. Check your pain level. If you are having pain, the nurse will give you pain medicine. They track the progress of patient’s conditions, and ensure patients receive adequate rest, food, fluids and nutrients. Usually, the patient is encouraged to start fluids orally, as soon as possible. Mobilization is done as early as possible, first, on the bed, then out of bed. Care should be taken to support the patient or wait until giddiness has resolved. Oral intake is initiated within 2 to 3 hours, with water first and then followed by juice, tea and biscuits, unless it is necessary to be nil by-mouth for a longer time. The average hospital stay for a Day Surgery case is 6 hours to 8 hours.

Discharge Patient with postoperative & diet instructions

When you leave the Day Surgery Center, patients are given a detail discharge summary mentioning the surgical details, medicine details and postoperative instructions including the date for follow up. We instruct you on ways to recognize signs and symptoms of potential difficulties, including infection at the surgical site, and symptoms such as pain, bleeding, fever that warrant a call to your doctor. Recovery nurses teach patients how to clean their bandages, take medication, diet and care for themselves after they leave the hospital. If you have other questions during your recovery, please contact us.

Follow Up

You usually see your surgeon and a specialist nurse a couple of weeks after your operation. The surgeon will examine the operation area and the scars to make sure everything is healing well and remove any stitches, staples, adhesives or drains that are still in place. If your pathology results are available, your doctor will discuss these with you and tell you whether you will need any further treatment. You will also be given advice about getting back to your normal activities. You may need to ask about your specific concerns, such as driving, exercising and going back to work.

Patient Cured

Most patients can return to work and go back to daily activities a few days after surgery. Complete healing after both medical and surgical treatments can take 1 to 2 weeks. Even when the pain and bleeding lessen, it is important to maintain good bowel habits and eat a high-fiber diet. Your feedback is appreciated and helps us improve patient care once you completely cured.

 

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