Resources - Surgery
Surgery, which is also referred to as operation, is done to relieve people from pain or illness or other pathological condition such as disease or injury. They also help in reducing symptoms of a problem or improve some body function or appearance, and are sometimes performed for religious reasons. Certain forms of surgery also help to find out the cause or problem, like; biopsy.
Surgery, as a whole, includes a physical intervention on tissues of a person. There are various types of surgeries performed, which are; elective surgery, emergency surgery, exploratory surgery, amputation, re-plantation, re-constructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, excision, transplant surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laser surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and many others. These categories are divided as per the urgency, type of procedure, body system involved, degree of invasiveness and special instrumentation involved during the process.
Recent advancements in surgical process has reduced the involvement of scalpel in every surgery, and introduced laser to do some surgeries. Surgeries are conducted in an operating theater using surgical instruments, an operating table for the patient. Operations are performed in sterile environment to avoid any further infections affecting the patient.
Lasik Surgery - Most Lasik centers offer a comprehensive Lasik consultation. This visit is free of charge, and the first step in gaining a life with greater freedom from contacts and glasses. This is a great opportunity to meet with a doctor, and discuss all of your vision correction questions. These vision centers can also use laser technologies to perform glaucoma and cataract surgery.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery - Cosmetic plastic surgery refers to surgical operations carried out to change various outward physical features of the patients without affecting their normal functions. Many of these surgeons provide Free Cosmetic Surgery Information on Elective Procedures such as Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, and Rhinoplasty.
Oral Surgery - Includes Dental Surgery specializing in Teeth Whitening, Bleeding gums, Endodontics, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Facial Cosmetic SurgeryRestorative surgery, and Oral Surgery Services including dental implants.
Weight Loss Surgery - Provides information and treatments for cosmetic/plastic surgery and Obesity Reduction including Liposuction, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) & Bariatric Gastric Band Surgery
Back Surgery - Laser back surgery also referred to as laser spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that treats all sorts of upper and lower back conditions such as a pinched nerve, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis and many other back conditions.
Orthopedic Surgery - Sports medicine physicians offer reconstructive orthopedics. Referrals may be given for a physical therapists that will then work with you on non-operative and post-operative management of acute pain and injuries of the low back, neck, hip, knee, ankle or shoulder.
Prior to the Date of Surgery
At most surgery centers, a representative will call you to inform you of your scheduled time for surgery, but if, for some unusual reason, you have not been contacted 24 hours prior to your surgery, call them to confirm the time you should report to the center for your procedure. You may want to inquire of any financial responsibility that would be due. You will need to bring the means for payment with you when you come for your procedure, BUT you should leave all other valuables (like money or jewelry) at home.
Since you will likely receive some level of sedation or anesthesia in connection with your procedure, you will need to arrange for someone to bring you to and take you home from the Center.
Plan to arrive at your Surgery Center at least one hour before your scheduled surgery. For pain management, you should arrive at least 40 minutes before your scheduled procedure.
Please make sure you have followed instructions given to you by your surgeon and the center representative regarding eating, drinking, and taking prescription and non-prescription drugs and dietary supplements.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that can be easily taken off/put on, and stored.
Comfortable, loose clothing is recommended for the day of surgery. It is a good idea to leave all jewelry and valuables at home as these centers are not responsible for any loss of private property.
Bring your driver's license and insurance card with you, and arrange to have a companion drive you home after surgery.
The Recovery Room
You will be taken from the operating or procedure room into your private, monitored bed in our recovery area. A nurse will continuously monitor your recovery from anesthesia or sedation.
At the appropriate time, your nurse will offer you a beverage and snack to help in your recovery.
When you are ready to be discharged, your companion/family member will be asked to come in, if they are not already there, and your physician will visit you in your bed area to report on the procedure and give you post-operative instructions.
A nurse or attendant will accompany you to the exit and see that you are safely in your vehicle for your trip home. If you have received sedation or anesthesia you will not be released without an escort and you will be strongly advised not to drive for 12 hours following your procedure. Since you will be legally impaired for 12-24 hours following sedation, this is for your protection with regard to liability and for your safety.
When You Return Home
A nurse from the surgery center will call you within 24-48 hours to check on your healing/recuperation.
If you have any difficulty or experience any symptoms of extreme discomfort, you should contact your physician's office immediately. You can call the facility where you received the treatment during their hours of operation, but at other times your physician's office and emergency number will be the best recourse.
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- Conduct plan and direct treatment and follow up among the multiple healthcare providers who may be involved in that treatment directly and indirectly.
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