Day Surgery

Day Surgery (DS) is a branch of the day hospital service with hospitalization scheduled from 7.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., without an overnight stay. These operations are done under local, regional or general anesthesia, with the same safety and effectiveness of traditional surgery.

How do I get admitted to the Day Surgery?
On the scheduled day, go directly to the appropriate department (Day Hospital Building).
The staff will admit You and give You written information.
All patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What should I bring with me?
Usually very little is needed. A change of intimate apparel and slippers may be useful.

Is it useful to bring routine medication from home?
It is important to inform the physician of all medications currently in use (name and dose).
The physician may decide to continue Your current medication or substitute them with equivalent drugs. The hospital pharmacy is able to meet all specific needs. The health care staff is available at all times for drug informations.
If You bring medication from home, please notify them on admission to the department.

What about meals?
If You must remain past lunch time and Your physical condition allows it, You can ask for a meal to be delivered to You in the Department.
Some practical advice: we reccomend that patients do not bring valuables or large sums of money with them.
Smoking is forbidden in the hospital.
Cellular telephones may be used, except in certain wards. However, the need for rest and quiet of all patients must be respected. At the moment of discharge, it is important to remember to ask the head nurse for any clinical records that were turned in on hospital admission, as well as any medicine brought from home.

Once I am home?
The staff physician will indicate necessary precautions, prescribe medications and order any necessary therapy, as well as give You an appointment for a follow up visit.

How can I have a copy of my clinical charts?
A copy of all clinical documentation from the current or from past hospitalizations can be obtained in any moment after request.

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