You must arrive at the hospital with an empty stomach, meaning you must not eat, drink or smoke for at least 6 hours before the operation. We will unfortunately be forced to cancel your operation if this recommendation is not followed.
You will be welcomed by our team at the Maria Middelares hospital at the scheduled place, and they will explain to you in detail what will happen over the course of the day. Whenever possible, your surgeon will see you before the surgery to discuss for the final time the planned surgical procedures.
After the surgery, you will be taken to your room and the surgeon will visit you during the day to discuss the operation and its outcome with you. If necessary, you will receive orthopaedic medical shoes or a cast from our team.
If you are treated as an outpatient, you will be allowed to leave the hospital at any time, after receiving the approval from your surgeon. A sick note, a prescription for medication and the date of the next appointment will be given to you before you leave.