If required by the surgeon, you will need to see an anaesthetist before the operation who will answer your questions, assess any allergies, confirm the feasibility of the surgical intervention or exploration and explain the anaesthetic procedure.
For this appointment, you should bring any documents pertaining to your health condition (specialist consultation report, prescription, test results) and the completed file (yellow form).
with the centralised appointments service either in person, behind the main hall, or by calling 01 46 25 25 25
Complete your file at home
all of these forms should be brought to each appointment along with the guide book.
Pre-admission formalities are completed on the ground floor where the reception offices are open to the public 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturdays.
For this procedure you will need to bring the following documents:
Do not take aspirin or any other medication containing acetylsalicylic acid (Aspégic, Kardégic, etc.). If your treatment includes this, do not interrupt the treatment without consulting your doctor first.
Never take any new medication without first seeking medical advice.
Respect all preparation instructions provided for the intervention or exploration in question.
If something happens which may affect the outpatient procedure during the week before the intervention (fever, coughing, pregnancy, etc.) this must be signalled as soon as possible by calling 01 46 25 22 36 between 8:30am and 8pm.
Do the hair-removal cream test (if the surgeon has prescribed this during the consultation and/or if this is specified in the outpatient's hand book).
Check that the prescription anti-sceptic soap has been acquired along with any other prescribed medicines or medical devices (pain-killers, compression bandages, support hose).
The patient will receive a call from the Hôpital Foch Outpatient Surgery Unit between 10am and 4pm, telling them the exact time they should come in and reminding them of the important instructions they must follow.
Preparations must be made before the intervention: shower (obligatory) and hair-removal if required.
Eat a normal evening meal.
Avoid consuming alcohol or tobacco.
Take an anti-sceptic shower; follow the instructions in the outpatient handbook.
You MUST not eat or drink anything (including sweets or chewing gum), or smoke, for 6 hours before the appointment.
Only clear liquids (tea or coffee without milk, not carbonated) can be consumed up to 3 hours before the appointment.
Only medication prescribed by the anaesthetist or surgeon should be taken, with half a glass of water. On the morning of the operation, do not wear lipstick, nail varnish, contact lenses, piercing or jewellery.
Keep any prosthetics. These will be removed by the nurse before you are taken to the operating theatre.
Do not take any valuables (jewellery, money, etc.).
You must tell the nurse about any skin problems (scratches, spots, psoriasis, etc.) or allergy.
In the morning, go directly to the outpatient surgery unit at the given time without first going to reception or the admissions office.
You can be dropped off in front of the Hospital entrance on rue Worth (opposite the Railway station) or park your car in the Roosevelt car-park (avenue Franklin Roosevelt).
In the afternoon, if someone comes to pick you up a few hours before you leave, they should park in the Roosevelt car-park.
Between 10am and 4pm on the day before the intervention or exploratory procedure, the patient will be called by the Hôpital Foch outpatient surgery unit.
Between 10am and midday on the day after the intervention, the Outpatient unit will call to make sure there have been no complications. The patient will be asked about their general state of health, and they will put them in relation with a doctor if any explanations or advice are required.
After the operation, the patient's conditions will be surveyed for between 2 and 8 hours (depending on the procedure). They will not be medically authorised to leave the hospital unless their state of health allows this.
If necessary, the GP or the Hospital's duty anaesthesiologist are the two people authorised to answer questions and provide advice related to the after-effects of the operation.
All departures will be organised by the department depending on the patient's state of health. In all cases, the medical staff are there to help complete the procedures and ensure that you leave under the best possible conditions.
However, if you leave without medical authorisation you must sign a waiver to free the hospital from any responsibility for the risks to the health of the patient.