Surgery patients

Dear client, here are Fertilitas’ guidelines for surgery patients: what to keep in mind before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery.

Guidelines for surgery patients

When coming to the hospital

  • When coming to the hospital, please bring with you any letters of referral or previously prepared documents concerning treatment, your identity document, the results of previous medical examinations and analyses, personal medications, sanitary products, indoor footwear and necessary aids (glasses, hearing aid, etc.).
  • Read more about hospital care here.
  • If desired, you may also bring: personal clothes, stationery, books, a personal computer (the hospital has Wi-Fi), etc.

  • For surgery with general anaesthesia, please avoid eating for 6 hours and drinking for 4 hours before the surgery. Chewing gum and smoking are also prohibited.
  • At least 10 days before surgery, stop using any blood-thinning medications (aspirin, marevan, etc.) and consult your treating physician beforehand.
  • On the day of surgery, patients must not be suffering from colds (runny nose, cough, fever, etc.) and should preferably not be menstruating or suffering from acute skin inflammation. If necessary, please consult your treating physician and reschedule the surgery.
  • When coming into surgery, please do not wear any jewellery, nail polish or make-up.
  • Before entering the operating room, please remove any loose dentures, piercings and contact lenses.
  • After day surgery with anaesthesia, avoid driving any vehicles and working with moving mechanisms for 24 hours. Be sure to have someone accompany you when leaving the hospital.
  • Please arrange for someone to ensure your safe return home after treatment at the hospital.

* The hospital does not offer catering for day surgery patients. There is a cafeteria on the first floor of the hospital, which is open from 9:00 to 16:00 and a 24 h coffee machine.
However, if necessary, a light meal can be provided to day care patients as well.