The Hospital Stay

What measures are taken to minimize the risk of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism or DVT/PE?

The prevention of DVT begins even before a patient enters the operating room. Typically, patients receive pre-surgery treatment consisting of sequential leg compression stockings and a blood thinner. These interventions are initiated before surgery and continue throughout the hospitalization period. A crucial preventive measure involves encouraging the patient to mobilize and leave the bed as soon as possible after the operation, promoting the restoration of normal blood flow in the legs.

What should I bring with me to the hospital?

While basic toiletries and clothing may be available at the hospital, many individuals prefer to bring their own personal items. Opt for clothing that is easy to put on and take off, considering potential staining from blood or other bodily fluids due to the incision. Additionally, consider bringing:

1. Reading and writing materials
2. Crossword puzzles and other similar activities
3. Personal toiletries
4. A bathrobe

These items can contribute to your comfort and entertainment during your hospital stay.