Preoperative Preparation and Postoperative Follow-up Stages

Pre-operative preparation

Depending on the surgery to be performed, the preparation stages may differ. Basically, blood tests of patients who apply for surgery are performed. In these results, if there is no obstacle to the operation or a condition that needs to be corrected before the operation, the patient is referred to the anesthesia polyclinic. The anesthesiologist evaluates the patient whether there is any inconvenience in taking anesthesia. The evaluation of a patient without additional disease ends here and anesthesia approval is obtained in about half a day. If there are diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or if there are drugs that are used continuously, suggestions are received from relevant departments such as Internal Medicine and Cardiology regarding the precautions to be taken during anesthesia. Then the patient is given an appointment for surgery.

The patient is asked to come to the General Surgery Clinic at 8:00 on the morning of the appointment day, hungry. In operations that require bowel cleansing, the patient may need to be hospitalized a few days before. In other operations, the patient is hospitalized on the day of the operation, and the prepared patient is sent to the operating room accompanied by a nurse.

Post-operative follow-up

At the end of the surgery, all of the patients are taken to the recovery unit, their pain is relieved and they are expected to wake up. The patients who come to him are transferred to the General Surgery service, accompanied by a nurse. Especially elderly patients with additional diseases are kept in the intensive care unit for the first night so that they can be followed more closely. A few hours after the operation, the patients are walked and if the intestines are not intervened, they are fed with liquid foods on the evening of the operation. Young patients who do not have any additional disease, who do not require close follow-up, are taken to their rooms accompanied by their own attendants. Again, in the early period, they are provided with walking and feeding.

Patients are discharged the next day after procedures such as inguinal hernia repair and gallbladder surgery. Unless otherwise stated by the physician, the wounds that are covered with dressing at discharge are removed 3 days after the operation, and the wound is left open, and the patients are recommended to take a bath. Stitches can be removed after 10-12 days. The first control examination of the patients is performed 1 week after the operation. Depending on the nature of the surgery, the physician will inform the patient whether there are additional control examinations.

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