What You Need To Know About A Same Day Surgery

What You Need To Know About A Same Day Surgery

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When a patient enters an ambulatory surgery center, it does not involve risks of a traditional open surgery. But, in spite of much smaller incision, there are risks involved. It is a surgery, after all. But, a well informed same say surgery in the operation theater of minimally invasive surgery center can be a breeze. If you get few details right, you can expect a 100% successful outcome. So, what do you need to know?

Know your same day surgery:

The robotic and endoscopic daycare surgeries are available in several fields of specialty today. From cataract and knee replacement to spine surgery, several surgeries can be performed without much pain.  patients can undergo a surgery at lower cost and expect a faster recovery. Robotics and endoscopic techniques have transformed the operation theaters in ambulatory surgery center. So, what will you need to know about your surgery?

  • Have you considered the non-invasive treatment options available? Can they be used for a same outcome?
  • What are the eligibility criteria for this procedure?
  • What does actual same day surgery involve?
  • What are the possible complications?
  • What are the credentials and expertise of a surgeon in ambulatory surgery center?

If you get satisfactory answers to these questions, you can take a first step towards outpatient surgery.

Get the facts straight.

Second step of undergoing a minimally invasive surgical process is facts. Once you understand that a same day surgery is the best treatment, you will need to know more practical aspects of the procedure:

  • Pre-op care
  • Requisite lab tests and ideal results to proceed with surgery
  • Duration of procedure
  • Duration of stay in an ambulatory surgery center
  • Cost
  • Number of days required for recovery
  • Post-op care
  • Follow up visits

Once you are in optimum health for surgery, you will enter the minimally invasive surgery center confidently.  

Prepare well.

This is the last step of undergoing an outpatient surgery. Same day surgery can be complete in few minutes or few hours. So, in most cases, a patient is under observation for few hours. If a patient responds well to surgery and the vitals are stable, patient goes home very same day. But, all procedures have a recovery period. Most patients need to take off from work and recoup. So, here is how you prepare.

  • Inform all concerned people in workplace and family that you won't be active for specified number of days.
  • Cancel or postpone all appointments and commitments during the recovery period.
  • Adhere to the pre-op care instructions.
  • Make purchases to ensure smooth post-op care.
  • Ensure that you have the requisite support system

Then, you are set to march towards a healthier future.

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