It’s very normal to feel nervous when you’re about to have surgery. But when you know what to expect, you feel a bit relaxed. This is the reason why surgeons brief patients or their next kins about how the procedure is performed. Patients are advised to discuss their medical history with their doctors and they should be prepared to go for medical tests. Most surgeries are performed while the patient is under local or general anesthesia –but this usually depends on the complexity of the surgery or the age of the patient.
When having general surgery, expect a group of doctors and nurses to work together from the beginning to the end of the operation. Each surgical procedure comes with its own specific team of doctors and nurses. But if you are to have surgery in one of our partner hospitals, your team will have these professionals:
Surgeon. This doctor is at the forefront of the team and he/she is the one with the final say of how the op shapes up. All surgeons from our partner hospitals passed both the national and international surgical board exam.
Anesthesiologist. This doctor is responsible for giving patients meds that make them feel comfortable and pain-free during the surgery.
Certified registered nurse anesthetist. This nurse assists the anesthesiologist by monitoring the patient before, during and after the operation.
Surgical tech. As the name suggests, the surgical technician sets up the tools your surgeon will use and makes sure they're sterilized and ready.
Operating room nurse. This nurse assists your surgeon during the procedure. In most cases, they are responsible for passing instruments and supplies during the surgery.
Which General Surgery Procedures Can I Find?
General surgery is a broad specialty and as such, encompasses a wide range of procedures.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.