Many scheduled surgical procedures can now also be performed on an outpatient basis, even when the procedure has been necessitated by an accident. After the usual preparatory measures (consultation with the surgeon, administering of premedication by the anaesthetist, and, if necessary, laboratory tests, ECG, and other diagnostics), the patient is able to go home again for the time being.
In the morning of the day of the operation, they will then turn up on an empty stomach in the special holding area of the UMG's central operating theatre for outpatient operations. After the operation the patient will be monitored, either in the theatre itself or the recovery room, and discharged at some point during the day. Usually, an appointment to examine the wound is scheduled for the following day. Please make sure an accompanying adult is available to take you to the clinic and pick you up again after the procedure if necessary.
Smaller procedures such as metal removal, but also some osteosynthesis procedures (fracture treatment) and certain procedures related to the joints (e.g., some arthroscopic operations), can be performed on an outpatient basis. Many surgical procedures of the hands can also be performed on an outpatient basis.
Please consult your attending physician to see whether your scheduled procedure can be carried out on an outpatient basis.