Going to the operating room is not a normal experience for most of us. The surgeons and staff at the CNBR understand that this can be a stressful experience for you. It’s our hope that this description helps remove some of your concerns and fear of the unknown:
Your surgery will be performed in a state-of-the-art operating suite. Professionals using the most modern equipment and techniques will attend you. The team includes anesthesiologists, trained operating room technicians and nurses.
When you arrive at the hospital you will be escorted to the admitting ward. You will be asked to change into a gown and be given foot covers. Family members are usually allowed to stay with you there.
Next you’ll move to the preoperative holding area. You’ll receive medications to relax and the staff will start a intravenous drip in your arm.
Once you enter the operating room, you will be made comfortable on our padded operating table. At the same time, to ensure your safety, our staff will connect you to monitoring devices. You will then be given medicines that will make you drowsy.