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The Neurosurgery Division will send you a document to inform you about admission procedures for the division. You will also be scheduled for a pre-hospitalization consultation where you will see an anesthetist, a Resident in the Neurosurgery Division and a specialized nurse.
No later than ten days before your admission, it is important that you stop taking any medication that affects the fluidity of blood or that contains acetylsalicylic acid (for example, aspirin, Plavix®, Sintrom®). Consult with your attending physician for an alternative treatment to replace it with.
Tell your neurosurgeon if you have any allergies. Also, be sure to inform the anesthetist you will see in the consultation before the intervention.
The day before and the morning of the intervention, it is essential to shower (including washing your hair) with a disinfectant soap, and to rinse and dry yourself properly. When you arrive, do not forget to inform the nurse if you have any problems with constipation. This issue will be emphasized during your hospitalization.
You will be hospitalized on the day of your surgery (Same Day Surgery) except for medical exceptions. For your comfort, please bring the following:
If you have any questions about the medication you take, do not hesitate to ask the doctor who prescribed them for you.