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Outpatient surgery refers to exploratory and surgical procedures performed under general or loco-regional anaesthesia, which can be performed without spending the night at the clinic. This method of treatment may be decided upon by hospital doctors and/or anaesthesiologists according to a set of pre-defined criteria.
The day of the procedure
Patients arrive as per the schedule arranged during the call the day before.
The administrative formalities are identical to those for full hospitalisation.
Certain protocols must be respected in order to benefit from outpatient care, particularly with regards to fasting, pre-operative skin preparation and assistance returning home.
1. The outpatient secretarial department will handle your admission and send you to the unit.
2. The nursing staff will welcome you and:
- Check your identity and create an identification wristband for you
- Check that you have complied with all preoperative instructions
- Prepare you for the procedure
- Inform you of the progress of your treatment
You will have an individual locker to keep your belongings in.
3. The person accompanying you can wait in the building and will be contacted when your treatment is finished.
4. To ensure your safety, your health professionals will complete a checklist before all operating theatre procedures (HAS).
5. A snack will be served after your procedure.
6. Depending on your state of health and before the hospital doctor discharges you, you may be directed to go to a waiting room with comfortable chairs.
Wear clean, comfortable and practical clothes that are easy to remove and put back on.
Bring your toiletries (towel, flannel, toothbrush and toothpaste if needed, soap etc.) to wash up after your procedure.
After the operation
During postoperative monitoring, the anaesthetist will tell the healthcare team:
- the time at which a snack may be served
- the time at which you will be allowed to go home.
The nurse will tell you when to get ready to be discharged. You do not need to find her. She will come to see you at the time decided by the anaesthetist and the surgeon. She will give you your discharge report to be given to the admissions department before leaving the establishment.
Please report any discomfort (nausea, pain...) so that we can provide as much relief as possible.
If your condition requires it, a longer hospital stay may be necessary after your operation.
For your safety and that of third parties, as well as for your comfort, it is essential to respect certain medical and legal rules which it is our duty to inform you of:
- Another person must accompany you home. For children, the accompanying person may not be the driver of the car, two people are therefore required.
- Instructions for rest, food and medication will be specified before you leave. Do not wait until you are in pain to take pain medication.
- You must remain reachable by phone (the day before and the day after hospitalisation).
- You must use the lift when you leave the outpatient clinic.
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent who will stay nearby for the duration of outpatient hospitalisation.
Please call the hospital doctor or the clinic for the slightest problem (if you feel persistent pain which is not relieved by treatment, or if you notice unusual symptoms).
If necessary, you can contact the clinic 24 hours a day at the following phone number: +33 3 90 67 40 10.
Why do you need to remain reachable?
You will be contacted 48 hours before the procedure between 8 am and 6 pm by the outpatient unit to arrange the exact arrival time and to give you instructions.
The day after the outpatient surgery, the outpatient department will call you to make sure there are no complications. The person calling will ask you about your state of health and, in the event of problems, may ask a doctor to give you appropriate explanations and advice.