The day before the intervention

A protocol for skin preparation will be given to you at the surgeon's office when you make your surgical appointment (Protocol of the Committee for the Fight against Nosocomial Infections). You must comply with it, especially for foot surgery. Wash your foot vigorously for five minutes and then dry with a clean cloth to remove all the corneal layer. Cut and clean your nails.

All the instructions concerning your food and medication will be explained to you by the anaesthetist during the consultation. Do not hesitate to share your questions with him or her and to bring up any subject that comes to mind concerning your operation.

 

Course of the hospitalization

On an outpatient basis

Most of the time, the operation is performed as an outpatient surgery (the patient is admitted, operated and discharged the same day)

It is preferable to come to the clinic with loose clothing, easy to put on and take off, as well as the specific shoes (prescribed by the surgeon in consultation) which will allow you to leave with the dressing.

You will arrive in the clinic's waiting room, and once you are admitted, you will be accompanied to the outpatient department where final preparations will be made for your procedure.

The duration of the hospitalization in ambulatory cannot be inferior to 6 hours, after your intervention, your surgeon will see you again, the schedule of your exit being fixed with the anaesthetist according to the type of anaesthesia and your postoperative state.

If your companion is not at the clinic, he or she can find out the time of departure by calling the ambulatory service. As your foot will be asleep for several hours after the operation, it is advisable to use crutches for the return home. You will not be able to walk again until your foot is awake.

Inpatient

More rarely, the procedure may require a few days of hospitalization,

You will be asked to make your admission either the day before (if you are having surgery in the morning) or in the morning (if you are having surgery in the afternoon).

Once you have been admitted, you will be accompanied to your room in the department. Please make sure that you do not bring any jewelry or valuables with you; a hospitalization booklet will be given to you to explain and detail your stay.

For a hospitalization of a few days, your surgeon will see you again after the operation to redo the first dressing and he will decide the date of your discharge.

Clinic Fees:

The SAINT GEORGE and SAINT ANTOINE clinics are under agreement. Please come with your current social security card, and the clinic fees will be paid immediately. If you are insured outside the ALPES MARITIMES, or if you have an independent social status (please provide a deposit check), contact our secretariat to organize your treatment.

Anesthesia fees:

You will pay the anesthesiologist's fees on the day of your discharge from the clinic in accordance with the estimate given to you and the administrative and conventional regulations in force.

Surgical Fees:

You will pay the surgeon's fees on the day of your discharge from the clinic in accordance with the estimate given to you and the administrative and conventional regulations in force.

You can get more details about your hospitalization by visiting the websites of the clinics
SAINT GEORGE and SAINT ANTOINE

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