You will soon be staying in our clinic for a surgical intervention, either ambulatory or with a short stay.
We thank you for your confidence and look forward to welcoming you.
Before your stay
Before the date of your intervention, you must have completed the following steps:
- A preoperative consultation with your surgeon, during which she or he will explain you the whole procedure, and you will sign an “informed consent” document. It is following to this consultation that you doctor will contact our team to plan and book your intervention.
Once this appointment is settled, you will receive several documents:
- Your convocation, mentioning the date and time of your preoperative visit with the anesthesiologist, and your entry date and time at the clinic, as well as several administrative information: insurance to be contacted concerning the financing of your stay, documents to be presented on the day of your admission, etc.
- Pre-anesthesia form to be completed and brought to your appointment with the anesthesiologist
- A preoperative visit with the anesthetist, during which he will explain you the anesthesia procedure. It is on this occasion that you will give her or him the above-mentioned filled pre-anesthetic form.
Be ready for your operation
In order to ensure you maximum comfort and safety during your anesthesia, we invite you to carefully read and follow the below recommendations:
- Do not eat, drink or smoke at least during the 6 hours prior to the operation (no chewing-gums or candies).
- Clear liquids (water or tea without milk or sugar) can be drunk up to 3 hours before the intervention.
- If you are taking a regular treatment, it is necessary to inform your anesthetist who will confirm whether the treatment can be continued on the day of the operation.
- Do not wear any makeup, nail polish or nail extensions. Wear your glasses rather than your contact lenses, which will have to be taken off.
- Dental or hearing prostheses must be removed for the operation, as well as jewelry, piercings and wigs. A locker will be available to leave your personal belonging.
In case of loss of a valuable object that you would have brought despite our recommendations, the management of the clinic declines any responsibility.
- Take a full soap shower the night before or on the morning of the operation and put on clean clothes. You will need to take a disinfectant shower on your arrival at the clinic in case of general anesthesia.
During your stay
Visits are allowet for inpatients, every day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exceptional measures had to be put in place in order to be able to comply with the current protection cantonal guidelines, and allow our clinic to continue to fulfill its public health mission:
- Visits are limited to one person per day and per inpatient, every day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., for a maximum duration of 60 minutes.
- isits are not allowed for ambulatory patients, with the exception for specific cases, such as young patients or pregnancies interruptions.
In this context, the hours and the rules to be observed are the same as for inpatients.
- We ask you to cancel your visit if you feel ill or have symptoms, may they be light (fever, cough, muscle aches, etc.) .
- The waiting room may only be occupied by authorized patients and accompanying persons. If two or more people occupy the waiting area simultaneously, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between them is required.
- Hand washing and wearing a mask are compulsory. Keeping the safety distance is required
After your operation
Depending on the surgery and the type of anesthesia you will undergo, you will be taken either to the recovery room, or directly to your room, or our day-care hospital.
Our medical team will focus on your well-being and the control of your pain ; we will be there to watch and carefully support you.
For your safety, the first postoperative stand will be made with our nurses’ assistance.
Your surgeon will provide you with all the information regarding your postoperative treatment.
Leaving the clinic
Your surgeon and anesthetist will confirm your time of departure, according to the evolution of your recovery. It is imperative to notify the nursing team before leaving the clinic.
The medical team will give you all the instructions to be followed at home after your operation.
Modern anesthetic drug are nowadays quickly eliminated from the body. However, some drowsiness can be felt for 24 hours after the procedure.
For this reason, we recommend you to leave our clinic accompanied, without driving a vehicle, and to plan to have some help at home for 24 hours.
Due to the residual effects of anesthetic drugs, we also recommend that you:
- Do not take any important decision during the 24 hours following the operation.
- Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills or tranquilizers.
- Do not handle a potentially dangerous device (saw, drill, etc.).
Any questions ?
Do not hesitate to contact our reception or our nurses’ team if you need any further information.