A preoperative consultation is done for discussion of the problem, clinical evaluation and preoperative workup. The procedure and aftercare is explained to the patient and any investigations required are sent. A detailed explanation of the surgical procedure, admission and discharge criteria, post-operative care at home by the relative and possibility of admission due to complications, if any is given. At the time of discharge the patient's fitness is assessed, potential side effects or complications and medication to be taken are explained. Subsequent follow-up and readmission if required are arranged on consultation through our emergency contact numbers.
Informed Consent for Surgery:
Every patient should be informed by his attending surgeon about his clinical condition, various treatment options, the proposed operation, expected benefits and risks involved.
It is the surgeon’s duty to tranquillize the temper, to beget cheerfulness, and to impart confidence of recovery.
A surgeon should give as little pain as possible while he is treating the patient, and no pain at all when he charges his fee.
In Surgery, eyes first and most; fingers next and little; tongue last and least.
--Humphrey George Murray