Before surgery

Good preparation for surgery makes the days after the intervention easier. Not only the household, the hospital and the required documents should be taken into account, but also the general health status.

The time until the scheduled operation should be used to improve the general health status as much as possible because the better the patient’s physical condition, the sooner he will have recovered after surgery. Appropriate measures are to quit smoking, strictly limit alcohol consumption and reduce excess body weight. Good general fitness strengthens the musculature and helps accelerate the recovery.

The information provided under Hospital admission and Preparation at home is intended to make the weeks before and after surgery easier.