Before the surgery

In order to prevent postoperative complications and the risk of infection, certain precautions and personal hygiene rules are taken before the operation. Your cooperation is very important. The health care team will explain the procedures to prepare you.

Make-up, nail polish and jewelry should be removed.

It is imperative to take a shower with an antiseptic soap the day before and the morning of the procedure.

Thoroughly shower the whole body, according to a precise protocol, insisting on:

  • the hair,
  • around the nose and ears,
  • underarms and navels,
  • the genital areas
  • the feet
  • cut your nails and remove the nail polish
  • oral hygiene in all cases.

It is also necessary to carry out a specific decontamination according to the place of the intervention (nose for ENT surgery …).

You will be fasting from midnight. Attention, if you have a dental or hearing prosthesis, please bring or ask for a box to this effect. You will have to remove them for the operating room and leave them on your bedside table by notifying the medical staff.

Please do not hesitate to contact the medical and paramedical staff if you have any questions.

The day of your surgery

To make you feel better, your nurse will give you premedication before you leave for the operating room. You will then be taken to a waiting room in the operating room where the operating room team will come to see you.

The operating rooms are at level -3.

Please note that before the beginning of any surgical procedure, different elements are checked, such as your identity, the pathology you suffer or the side of your pathology.


After the operation

As soon as you leave the operating room, you will be taken to the recovery room where you will stay for a few hours. The medical and paramedical teams will ensure that your awakening goes as smoothly as possible and will give you appropriate analgesic treatment. You will stay in the recovery room for a variable duration, from a few hours to 12 hours, depending on your condition and the nature of your operation.

Depending on the nature and duration of the procedure, you will then be hospitalized in the postoperative monitoring area on the first floor for 24 or 48 hours.

As soon as you are healthy to move, you will return to the classic hospital floors (2nd and 4th floors).