Once admitted into the hospital your health will be closely monitored. The admission is usually done during the day of the operation, early in the morning.
Blood tests are usually done before admission. You will take a shower the morning of the intervention, in order to minimize the infectious risk, observing the indications of the medical staff. At the scheduled time, you will be led to the operating room where the anesthesia team will take care of you. After surgery, you will be awakened in the operating room and then transported to the intensive care unit, where you will be under continuous monitoring. Family access to intensive care is restricted, but it can be done in a limited number of times with adequate equipment provided by the hospital (boots, gown, mask, helmet). These restrictions are important to limit the infectious risk for you and all the patients.
The period of stay in the intensive care unit depends on the conditions being treated. A patient that has been operated of a brain tumor requires ICU monitoring for the night as for minimally invasive spine interventions, the ICU monitoring is for 2-6 hours. Patient mobilization is very early, immediately after leaving the intensive care unit, which significantly reduces postoperative complications and increases your comfort.
After the intervention,
the average time of hospitalization is 3 days, but for many spinal interventions the hospitalization time is 1 day.
Upon discharge, the patient will receive a discharge note that records the diagnosis, examinations, surgical intervention description, evolution and appropriate recommendations. Finding / processing the results of some blood tests or biopsy may take several days, so you will receive them at a post-discharge date (eg histological and immunohistochemical results).
After discharge, you are advised to visit us for the post-operative follow-up consultations, as they are scheduled and noted in the discharge documents.