QUALIFICATION FOR SURGERY
Qualification for the surgery is the first step to be taken by Patient. A consultation with a doctor is absolutely necessary. The doctor in charge will state recommendation for operative treatment, refer the full diagnostic packet and issue the referral for the surgery.
In order to be scheduled for surgery contracted with National Health Fund a qualifying visit to MedPolonia Outpatient dedicated doctor is necessary.
A visit with a doctor can be arranged in person at Registration Office or on the phone – a pre operative consultation is possible with REFERRAL FOR HOSPITAL issued by GP or a specialist from the proper outpatient clinic.
During a qualifying visit the doctor fills in all documentation needed for Patient to be enrolled on National Health Fund waiting list.
During a qualifying visit Patient is obliged to inform the doctor about all diagnosed chronic diseases and medication taken (also over-the-counter OTC ones!)
PREPARATION FOR SURGERY
- An anesthetic consultation usually takes place before the surgery and after admission to hospital. In case of endoprosthetics surgery or before other surgeries according to individual instruction of the attending doctor – anaesthetic consultation takes place 2-3 weeks prior to the surgery. During the qualifying visit Patient is obliged to inform the doctor about all medication taken (also over-the-counter - OTC ones!), past and current diagnosed chronic diseases and operations.
- If you are in possession of control blood test results, chest X-ray, ultrasound (USG Doppler), electrocardiogram or others (e.g. MRI, CT) made no more than 12 months before the date of your anaesthetic consultation, please bring them with you and show them to the doctor.
- If you are being treated in the specialist outpatient clinic (e.g. endocrinology, nephrology, cardiology or any other) bring the latest control examination results with you, please. If during the anaesthesiology consultation the doctor states that additional steps guaranteeing Patient’s safety are needed you will be obliged to have the due control visit at a given specialist or an internal diseases doctor.
- Take personal hygiene items with you (e.g. pajamas/nightgown, comfortable and stable shoes, towels), please.
- Do not eat or drink for 7-8 hours before planned surgery, please.
- Do not smoke or chew gum on the day of surgery, please.
- If the attending doctor informed you about the need of performing a due clearance before the surgery, please administer enema or pharmacological laxation a day before the surgery.
- Epilate the area of operated surface of the body according to doctor’s instructions 1-2 days before the operation (especially in case of gynaecological surgery), please.
- Bring regularly taken medication with you, please.
- Wash entire body on the day before and on the day of surgery- cleanse your make up, nail polish, take off the jewellery (earrings, the wedding ring) before the surgery, please.
- Bring according to the doctoral instructions: orthosis/orthopaedic shoes/crutches/anti varices stockings, please.
- Your daily period of stay ends at 08:30 a.m.
- Guests visiting time: from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., maximum two visiting persons at the same time per patient are allowed.
ADMISSION AND STAY AT HOSPITAL
- Admission: On the admission day, the admission procedure takes place at the reception together with filling in all the required documents. The receptionist walks the Patient to the ward where nurses assign Patient to the room. Next, the ward doctor or nurse inform Patient about the course of his or her stay, the examinations, surgeries and instructions related to them.
- Stay: 24h safety is ensured by the ward doctor or the doctor on duty who is in constant touch with the Ward Manager or doctor who performed the surgery. Professional nurse assistance helps Patients feel safe. There are ringers in Patient’s rooms and bathrooms which ensure on demand immediate call for assistance. Every room is equipped with a TV set and, on demand, Internet connection. Rooms with bathrooms are our standard. Meals are served in Patient’s room. We are proud to offer freshly cooked hot meals, a carefully crafted menu to suit all tastes. If you have any special requests regarding meals or any special dietary requirements you are welcome to contact our catering team members who will be happy to assist you. Ward staff may – at time not interfering with ward duties – bring tea or coffee.
- Visits: take place until 7 p.m. Patients cannot be visited by and/or taken care of by people who are sick, mentally unstable, not sober, who do not maintain personal hygiene. Children should be under grow-ups care when visiting the ward. Accompanying people stay is considered an additional service. It is extra paid and it is possible after being pre scheduled with Hospitalization Coordinator or the Ward Nurse. All valuable items and documents can be held on a deposit. The use of deposit should be reported to the nurse on duty. If you are a resident of a single room we recommend you lock the door after each leave. Please inform nurse on duty at any time when leaving the ward.
The stay at our hospital includes early (post-operative) rehabilitation. It is centred on fast activation of the Patient and tissue healing stimulation.
All Patients operated due to orthopaedic, surgical, neurosurgical, thoracosurgical, gynaecological and gastroenterological are advised to take rehabilitation session.