How to prepare for a surgery

Keeping our patients in mind, we have prepared a folder informing you how to prepare for surgery and avoid stress. It shall provide you with all the necessary information.

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1REFERRAL

You will receive a surgery medical preparation card, which will contain a referral for surgery. Read about the information listed in it.

2MEDICAL RECORDS

Take your medical records related to the illness or injury treated in Rehasport Clinic, as well as with other diseases, including the results of laboratory tests, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, X-rays, ultrasound and ECG results. Please bring along any photos, CDs and medical records.

3ECG BEFORE SURGERY

All people above forty years of age must have an ECG done. Such an examination may also be necessary among younger patients, if the patient’s situation demands such an examination in accordance to the doctor. A preoperative examination is not free of charge and can be performed in Rehasport Clinic from Monday to Friday. The examination may also be performed in a health center. ECG should be performed within three months prior to surgery.

4VACCINATION AGAINST HEPATITIS VIRUS (HBV ) TYPE B

The vaccination against hepatitis B should be performed in minimum two doses or a patient should have an anti HBs level exceeding 10 mIU / ml in the blood, as this level reduces the risk of infection with hepatitis type B.

5BLOOD TEST BEFORE SURGERY

Blood tests are necessary if having been indicated by your doctor – you can do them, at an additional cost, in Rehasport Clinic (please call us to make an appointment).

6NAILS

Please remember to clip your nails and remove the nail polish off the operated limb.

7ESSENTIAL BAGGAGE

Please take toiletries, footwear and pajamas.

8SKIN CHANGES

In the case of  absolutely the slightest inflammatory or purulent change on your skin, please notify medical staff by telephone or immediately upon arrival to Rehasport Clinic.

9THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS

If you are using medication that reduces blood clotting (eg ace-nokumarol, heparin, aspirin), you will require consultation with an internal, family , or leading medical doctor, who will determine the correct method of use of these drugs in the perioperative period. In many orthopedic procedures, it is necessary to prevent prophylaxis blood clots in the veins for at least four weeks. Detailed information about the drug, and how it is used, can be found in materials attached to the drug.

10ORTHOSIS

The orthosis is an orthopedic device stabilizing the joints, often used in the postoperative period. An orthosis may be fully or partially reimbursed by the National Health Fund. For this purpose, before buying an orthosis, the patient must obtain the approval of the request of reimbursement by the NHF in his/her place of living. In other cases, the orthosis is full of charge. If after treatment you will need an orthosis, your doctor will select the appropriate type. It is acceptable – by prior approval of a patients doctor – to use his/her own orthosis.

11ELBOW CRUTCHES

In case of surgery of the lower limbs, please bring your own elbow crutches. Crutches are not reimbursed by the National Health Fund. You can buy them in our clinic or rent them in medical supply stores.

12REHABILITATION

In general, rehabilitation precedes surgery, but it is also an integral part of postoperative treatment. Your doctor will prescribe rehabilitation appropriate you’re your condition. It will be held under the supervision of a professional team of physiotherapists of Rehasport Clinic. In order to provide you with comprehensive treatment, we have prepared advanced pre-and post-operative rehabilitation programs using the latest methods and rehabilitation equipment, and instruments allowing for objective monitoring of your therapy. Our standards of rehabilitation, developed adequately to the needs and abilities of patients, ensure safe and proper treatment. The help of our physiotherapists is available in Rehasport Clinic in Gdańsk, Konin and Poznań and accredited by Rehasport Clinic Licensed Rehabilitation Centres across the country.