After determining the date of surgery, the Patient Coordinator will determine the date of consultation qualifying for surgery. The purpose of the qualifying visit is to monitor the patient’s condition and to exclude the occurrence of contraindications for elective surgery. At the appointed date, the Patient reports with a set of recommended examinations (the full list can be downloaded below).
The pre-operative qualification includes a visit to an orthopedist, anesthesiologist, pediatrician as well as a dietitian and psychotherapist.
The total consultation time is about 120 min. During the meeting, the issue of anesthesia, consent for surgery and an agreement with the Paley European Institute and Medicover Hospital will be thoroughly discussed.
The orthopedic physician after examining the Patient and familiarizing himself with the tests confirms (or modifies if necessary) the operating procedure. Explains the procedure and possible complications and provides the consent documentation to be signed. Orthopedic consultation is also the appropriate time to ask questions to the doctor and clarify difficult issues related to the procedure.
The anaesthesiologist, based on the results of the examination, anaesthesiological survey and subjective examination (interviews with the patient), selects the most appropriate type of anesthesia for the procedure. He informs the patient about possible complications and provides the consent for anesthesia to be signed
The goal of consultation with a pediatrician is to assess the patient’s health in general and check that there are no contraindications for the planned surgery. Based on the swab results provided, the doctor will also assess whether preventive antibiotic therapy is required. If necessary, he will write out the correct prescription.
After completing all visits to specialists, the Patient returns to the Coordinator, to whom he gives the file with medical records. The coordinator informs the patient about preparation for hospitalization, admittance to the ward and signs a contract with the patient for the procedure.