In order to get to know the patient better and to be able to assess the health condition, the anaesthetist will create a pre-operation record. Your general practitioner or treating doctor can help with this.

The pre-anaesthesia examination is important. It allows the risks associated with each intervention to be defined. Please answer the pre-operative questionnaire correctly and truthfully. After all, it is about your safety and health. Much attention will be paid to the medicines you take. Even an aspirin for a headache, taken a few days before the operation, can be important!

To reduce anxiety before the procedure, the anaesthetist may prescribe a premedication. This is a medicine that prepares you for the anaesthesia and calms you down to some extent. This is not usually done in case of day hospital or short stay.

Your doctor is best placed to decide which medicines you may or may not continue to take. Your GP is well placed to prepare you pre-operatively and will therefore prepare a specific pre-operative file. Heart and lung medicines, cortisone preparations, anticonvulsants and antacids may be taken with a sip of water the morning of the operation. Blood thinners must be stopped before the operation.

The anaesthetist providing the anaesthesia is not necessarily the same person you saw pre-operatively, but they have been informed by the other anaesthetist. In case of an emergency admission to hospital, the anaesthetist will speak to you in the operating theatre shortly before the introduction of anaesthesia.

If you wish to make an appointment for a pre-operative consultation, you can do so by calling 057 35 61 21 between 8:00 and 18:00.

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