Procedures and services
The department provides a 24 hour service delivering both elective and emergency surgery for specialities including :
An act of performing surgery may be called a "surgical procedure", "operation", or simply "surgery
The Day Surgery unit provides pre and postoperative care for patients having general surgery, opthamology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and plastic surgery. These procedures may include cataracts, varicose veins, hernia repairs, knee arthroscopies and laparoscopic surgery.
We also provide a Day of Surgery admission service where patients who require major surgery are admitted via the unit and transferred post-operatively to their designated ward.
Prior to surgery, the patient is given a medical examination, receives certain pre-operative tests, and their physical status i
If these results are satisfactory, the patient signs a consent form and is given a surgical clearance. If the procedure is expected to result in significant blood loss, an autologous blood donation may be made some weeks prior to surgery.
Anesthesia is administered to prevent pain from incision, tissue manipulation and suturing. Based on the procedure, anesthesia may be provided locally or as general anesthesia.
After completion of surgery, the patient is transferred to the post anesthesia care unit and closely monitored. When the patient is judged to have recovered from the anesthesia, he/she is either transferred to a surgical ward elsewhere in the hospital or discharged home.