Procedure

Post-Operative Care

Description

Post-operative treatment following maxillofacial, ENT, gynaecology, trauma and cardiovascular surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, thoracic surgery...

After completion of surgery, the patient is transferred to the post anesthesia care unit and closely monitored. When the patient is judged to have recovered from the anesthesia, he/she is either transferred to a surgical ward elsewhere in the hospital or discharged home. During the post-operative period, the patient's general function is assessed, the outcome of the procedure is assessed, and the surgical site is checked for signs of infection. There are several risk factors associated with postoperative complications, such as immune deficienty and obesity.  

Older adults have widely varying physical health. Frail elderly people are at significant risk of post-surgical complications and the need for extended care. Assessment of older patients before elective surgeries can accurately predict the patients' recovery trajectories.  One frailty scale uses five items: unintentional weight loss, muscle weakness, exhaustion, low physical activity, and slowed walking speed. Source: Xanit International Hospital

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Medical centres

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital
Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n
Benalmádena

Other Centres

Sanysol Care Home
Ruta de las Pasas, 21
Vélez-Málaga
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Professionals

Intensive-Care Medicine
Intensive-Care Medicine