We at Shens Hospitals are committed to serve the society providing seamless access to most of the advanced procedures of providing patient-centric care and (Day Care Surgery) surgical services. We promise to deliver high-quality compassionate care with our medical experts who are highly experienced, so we have expanded our services with a Day Care Surgery Centre.

Our Day Care Surgery Centre is a combination of state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge infrastructure, exceptionally skilled and qualified medical practitioners providing excellent patient care. This day care centre is a solution for patients who require treatment on undergoing minor surgeries that don’t require hospitalization and ensures to discharge the patients on the same-day once the surgery is performed.

We provide surgical services under the following areas of expertise

  • Time is spent less at the hospital
  • The ability to return to an ordinary setting for your recovery
  • We have an on-site diagnostic imaging centre and pharmacy.
  • Our surgeries are conducted on a daily basis by using local or general anaesthesia with a team of highly skilled medical professionals.

Preparing for a day surgery

After settling the patient into the day surgery section of the hospital, your pulse blood pressure, weight and temperature will be checked and recorded. The anaesthetist will examine you, review your health history and ask you various queries.

There are certain things you should be aware of before you go into surgery including:

  • Tests – you will have to undergo a physical examination, also, your anaesthetist will order you to perform additional tests to supplement those performed on your first visit to the day surgery.
  • Fasting –You should not eat or drink anything for several hours before your anaesthetic. Usually, you are without food for at least six hours.
  • Anaesthesia – your anaesthetist will discuss with you the appropriate anaesthetic. Sometimes, they may arrange for a sedative which has to be given within an hour or so before the operation. This will keep you drowsy and relaxed. 
  • Safety – you may be asked to remove your jewellery or false teeth if you have any.

Anaesthesia for day surgery

Immediately before the operation, you will be taken into the operating room or anaesthetic room to have the anaesthetic. The anaesthetic depends on the type of surgery, your health conditions and, to some extent, your preference. It may include:

  • General anaesthesia – It requires an injection into a vein in the back of hand to make you unconscious. Your anaesthetist will be dressed in theatre uniform, so, they may be difficult for you to recognise. Your anaesthetist is solely responsible for constantly checking over your pulse, breathing, and blood pressure during the entire surgical procedure. 
  • Regional anaesthesia –It is more complex where you have to consult your doctor for more information. 
  • Local anaesthesia – It is generally reserved for simple procedures where only the infected or immediate area surrounding the injection is numbed.

Some alternatives include:

  • Anaesthetic cream – to rub into the skin for performing small surgical procedures.
  • Acupuncture – to manage pain.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS therapy –electrical current is passed through the skin, prompting a pain-killing response.

During day surgery

The operation is performed, as per the guidelines given by the surgeon.

Immediately after the surgery

When your operation is over, you will be shifted to the recovery room. It is a special area, near to the operating theatre where the staff nurses trained to look after patients will take intensive care.
If you are given a local anaesthetic for a small procedure, you will be discharged shortly after your surgery else after leaving the recovery room you will have to stay in the day surgery for an hour or two.

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