YOUR OPERATION AND THE RECOVERY ROOM
The procedure followed and the anaesthetic used will depend on the treatment you require. The choice of a local or general anaesthetic will depend on your operation and your health. Of course, you will be able to discuss which form of anaesthesia you would prefer. Procedures vary in duration from a few minutes to several hours. You will be given plenty of time to discuss the full details of your treatment with your surgeon and the anaesthetist before the operation. Each operation is meticulously planned by our anaesthetics staff and operating theatre team right down to the very last detail.
Around the clock at our patients' service
The Pyramid Clinic at the Lake has four operating theatres. These are fitted with state-of-the-art technology and medical equipment. We offer all of our patients a 24-hour emergency service through our two locations. A doctor is present at the clinic around the clock. We can also contact the doctor responsible for your treatment on an after-hours number, in case of any emergency.
From the recovery room to your own room
After the operation you will remain in the recovery room for monitoring for some time, until you can be transferred to your room. Your anaesthetist and specially trained staff guarantee expert care in the recovery room at all times. This is not just for patients who have had a general anaesthetic: A certain amount of recovery time is also required after a local anaesthetic. The time spent in the recovery room depends on various criteria designed to ensure your safety. You will usually be transferred to your room in the afternoon.
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