Date: 2015. 06. 15.
At Duna Medical Center it is essential for us that you know what to expect during your examination, consultation and any procedures. Here you can find general information and our colleagues will be happy to help with any further questions.
Learn more about our operating theater block
The special block of our operating theaters is located on the top (8th floor) of Duna Medical Center. Our surgeons work in fully-equipped theaters, featuring the 3D tower of Arthrex Synergy as well as the Olympus Endo-eye 3D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System. These devices enable us to perform precise and coordinated work that facilitates surgical procedures for our surgeons and shortens recovery for our patients. Following surgery you will be assigned a bed in our 14-bed Recovery Unit, which includes single rooms on request.
Services available at the Surgery Center of Duna Medical Center
As well as general surgical interventions, we also perform operations in the following fields:
• gynaecology and obstetrics
• ophthalmology, orthopaedics
• plastic surgery
During the course of your appointment our consultants will clarify the background of your symptoms and set up a comprehensive therapeutic plan. Examinations performed in time can help us detect problems at an early stage that could have more serious consequences if left untreated.
How to prepare for your appointment?
Do not forget to bring your medical documents and previous results with you. We would like to see all your previous medical papers, a list of all the medications you take and information on potential drug allergies. To be prepared for a physical examination, you are advised to wear clothes that make dressing and undressing easy.
What to expect during your appointment?
Your consultant will first take your medical history and review your medical documents. The interview is followed by the physical examination, and further examinations may be requested. The therapeutic plan will be based on the information gained from the examinations. Your consultant will guide and monitor your treatment continuously. If necessary, we can give you prescriptions for medication. As well as complete medical documentation, our physicians also provide patients with recommendations on dietary and lifestyle changes if considered beneficial.
Making an appointment
A medical examination with one of our consultants is required before any surgical procedures. You do not need a referral and our call center is open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday. When making the appointment, you will receive general information on the examinations, procedures and expenses. This conversation will be recorded to meet quality assurance requirements.
Scheduling the operation and signing the informed consent
The surgeon responsible for your operation will ask your permission to perform a certain therapy or examination. You will be asked to sign an informed consent form in which you agree to the treatment and confirm you understand the benefits, risks and possible alternatives. If you do not understand something or need more time to think the decision through, please inform our colleagues taking care of you. Do not forget the fact that it is your decision. You can reconsider at any time, even after you have signed the consent form. But please let our colleagues know immediately if you have changed your mind. We will respect your wishes.
Important information for your physician before surgery:
Previous conditions with fever
any type of breathing difficulties
list of regularly taken medications
blood pressure problems
chest pain (angina)
any previous loss of consciousness
varicose veins, superficial inflammation of veins, disposition to thrombosis, previous thrombotic events
allergic reactions, sensitivity
any previous unpleasant experiences of anaesthesia or surgery.
Your regular medications – except for some – can be taken until the day of surgery.
Medications to be ceased before most operations:
Syncumar, Marfarin - 3 days before surgery
Aspirin Protect, Astrix, Plavix, Colfarit, Ipaton, Cataflam, Diclofenac - 5 days before surgery
Xarelto, Pradaxa - 1 day before surgery
antidiabetics - 2 days before surgery
Please consult your physician about how to cease taking medication and possible substitutes.
To-do list before the operation:
Eat light meals and consume a large amount of fluid
Do not eat after midnight on the day before surgery. Do not drink in the morning of the day of the operation.
Leave your valuables in a safe place or in our safety deposit boxes
Try to have a relaxing night’s sleep
Wash yourself as usual on the morning of surgery
What should you bring?
medical documents (discharge papers, ambulatory data sheets)
list of regularly taken medications, including any rare, special medications
toiletries, slippers, dressing gown
any crucial aids, such as glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, walking stick
name, address and phone number of your next-of-kin