PreOp Patient Education
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Audio Presentation

Open Surgery

General


Your Procedure
  Treatment
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
Your doctor will scrub thoroughly and will apply an antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incision will be made.
Your doctor will scrub thoroughly and will apply an antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incision will be made.
Place a sterile drape around the operative site and
Place a sterile drape around the operative site and
will administer anesthesia. In the case of local anesthesia, the surgeon will inject more than one spot - to make sure that the entire area is thoroughly numb.
will administer anesthesia. In the case of local anesthesia, the surgeon will inject more than one spot - to make sure that the entire area is thoroughly numb.
Or in the case of a spinal, the anesthetic will be injected into the small of your back.
Or in the case of a spinal, the anesthetic will be injected into the small of your back.
After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect, the surgeon will make a shallow incision.
After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect, the surgeon will make a shallow incision.
The next incision dissects through the fatty tissue and muscle layers to reveal the operative area.
The next incision dissects through the fatty tissue and muscle layers to reveal the operative area.
The surgeon will continue, repairing or removing tissues as necessary.
The surgeon will continue, repairing or removing tissues as necessary.
When the procedure is complete, the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together
When the procedure is complete, the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together
and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.
and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.
Finally, one or more sterile dressings are applied.
Finally, one or more sterile dressings are applied.

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