Once your surgeon has argued surgery with you and you have agreed the procedure, you may want to run through this listing. If you’re comfortable and confident with the surgeon and the benefits and dangers of the surgery you can arrange a date for the operation.
Once a date for your surgery has been agreed, you’ll be communicated by the clinic for a pre-operative assessment. This may be done by telephone or in person. The nurse who does this with you’ll also be capable to answer any other questions you might have.
You’ll need to have MRSA screen performed previous to admission. However, but if you aren’t original it can be arranged by your GP, If you live near the sickroom it can be done at the medical center.
Your surgeon will discuss the benefits, risks, potential complications and the recovery with you. You should also be made aware of alternative treatment options, if applicable at this stage and discuss any concerns. You will be asked to sign a Consent Form, which documents the consent process.
Going to the Hospital:
You’ll be asked not to have anything to eat or drink for at least six hours prior to the admission time. If you’re having a general anaesthetic or sedation you’ll need to be driven home and shouldn’t drive for 24hours after treatment. You’ll also need someone to stay with you overnight after the surgery.
After the Surgery:
When you wake up following the procedure you’ll be wearing a sling. The type of sling may vary depending on the type of procedure accepted. Your surgeon should have bandied this with you previous to the operation, so that you know how to manage with it. Depending on the surgery and surgeon’s preferences the sling may be demanded for a many days to about six weeks. Again, this will have been made clear to you previous to the surgery. Generally, for surgical repairs the sling is needed for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on surgeon preference.
The keyhole operation is generally done through two or three 5 mm perforation injuries. There will be no aches only small sticking dressing strips over the injuries. These should be kept dry until healed. This generally takes 5 to 7 days. You may rain with leakproof poultices( eg.Tegaderm) in the meantime. You may need to get these from a apothecary if the hospital can not give them.
What is MRSA?
Many people have heard of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from the TV and newspapers. It sounds frightening but it can be prevented and treated.
MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is a common type of bacteria that can live harmlessly on the skin but sometimes it can cause a number of common infections such as boils and wound infections. Methicillin is a type of penicillin. MRSA is not killed by the usual antibiotics and tends to be more common in hospital, because people are more likely to get infections when they are already unwell.
Treatment for MRSA:
The clinic and your doctor will tell you what you need to do and will give you an information sheet to help you remember everything. The treatment involves washing your hair and skin with special soap and changing all your clothes, sheets and pillowcases every day for five days. In most cases this works very well. Once you have had the treatment you will be tested again and if you are free of MRSA your surgery can go ahead.