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Prepare Your Patient for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Some surgical operations are minimally invasive but may still cause a great deal of anxiety in a patient. Here are some general reminders to prepare them.

Prepare Your Patient for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Some surgical operations are minimally invasive. These may include medical procedures such as cosmetic and gynaecological surgeries, among others. Minor or minimally invasive surgery typically use diathermy forceps and similar devices to cut and coagulate, allowing for relatively shorter recovery times of the patient.

Though these types of surgical procedures have fewer risks than more complex cases, they can still cause a great deal of anxiety and stress among some patients. Though the actual preparatory requirements vary depending on your patient’s needs, here are some general reminders to help get your patient ready for their treatment.

Handle Patients with Patience

As a doctor, you want to make sure that your patients remain calm and collected before and after their surgery. Their comfort matters to you, and you want them to be confident, while still having a good understanding of the possible risks involved.

Prior to having surgery, it is important to talk with your patients personally to explain the procedure to them, this should be done calmly and in a way that is easy to understand. Remember to answer any questions that they may have – there is no such thing as a ‘silly’ question. Encourage them to speak up and ask if anything is unclear to them.

If they are nervous, be reassuring and sympathetic – many patients appreciate honesty.

Give General Reminders

When it comes to minimally invasive surgery, be sure to give them general reminders along with specific instructions that you may have. For example, it is recommended that your patient refrains from smoking, drinking alcohol or taking herbal supplements at least 24 to 48 hours before the procedure. Be sure to ask them if they are taking any other medications beyond what you have prescribed to them.

You should also remind your patient to dress comfortably, in loose fitting clothing. Even if the surgery is only minimally invasive, they may still experience difficulty dressing after the procedure and the recommended recuperation period.

It is also best to remind them to have someone that they trust accompany them to and from the hospital. Show your patient that you care about their comfort and peace of mind to ease them into the idea of having surgery.

Hallmark Surgical has you covered – we provide a range of surgical devices and accessories for your practice. Contact us today.