Knowing what to expect when you get to the hospital for surgery helps lower anxiety and can make you feel more comfortable.
The healthcare team will work with you and your family to help you have a safe surgery. They’ll ask you questions about your medicines, allergies, and when you last had something to eat or drink. You may be asked the same questions at different stages of your stay. This is done to protect your safety before your surgery and during your stay in the hospital. They’ll also do some health checks, such as checking your pulse and blood pressure.
Your healthcare team will watch or monitor you closely before, during, and after your surgery. They’ll take steps to prevent complications (problems) that can slow your recovery. Some of these may include:
Current as of: October 7, 2022
Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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