Preoperative patient preparation

event 23.09.2015.


Dear Patient,

Upon receiving an indication for surgery at our hospital and once you agree with our treatment plan, you need to fill out a pre-surgery questionnaire, which you can download on this link. After our anesthesiologists have carefully reviewed your answers in the aforementioned questionnaire, we will instruct you on which preoperative tests you should have before arriving at the hospital.

Tests we most often request from our patients:

  1. KKS (E, Hb, HTC, DKS)
  2. SE, GUK; AST, ALT, AF, Bilirubin
  3. coagulation tests (fibrinogen, PV, INR, APTV, D-dimers, fibrinolysis)
  4. platelet aggregation tests (if the patient is taking Pigrel and similar drugs or herbal preparations)
  5. urea, creatinine; electrolytes (potassium, sodium)
  6. EKG; (examination of an internist/cardiologist if necessary)
  7. urine; urinoculture
  8. blood group and Rh factor (original findings)
  9. heart and lungs X-ray (persons over 60 years old).

Please bring with you all the medications that you are currently taking, relevant discharge papers, and X-ray/CT/MR diagnostics, as well as any findings related to your current condition.

You arrive at the hospital on the day (or earlier if the anesthesiologist so decides) of the surgery, so it is IMPORTANT to follow these instructions:

  • Don’t eat anything 6 hours before the agreed procedure
  • Drinking water is allowed up to 2 hours before the agreed procedure
  • Come to the procedure accompanied by a person who will escort you home
  • It is forbidden to drive motor vehicles and operate machinery within 24 hours of the procedure
  • Continue to take the medications you normally take on the day of the procedure (unless you have agreed otherwise with an anesthesiologist)
  • It is necessary to remove nail polish
  • Jewelry must be removed
  • If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it is mandatory to remove them before entering the operating room (bring a box for their storage and any possible accessories for their maintenance)
  • If you wear dentures, you must remove them before entering the operating room

If you have a cold or have experienced any other health changes, please contact us immediately.