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Apollo Hospitals (Main)
21, Greams Lane
Off Greams Road
Chennai 600 006
Tel : 044 - 2829 6458 / 2829 6483 / 2829 6767
Mob : 984 013 0413
Timing : Mon - Sat
9:00am - 4:00pm

Apollo Clinic
(Surgical Gastroenterology)
New No:56,G.N.Chetty Road
Chennai 600 017
Tel : 044 - 2815 5316 / 2815 5317
Mob : +91 - 8939004169
                     984 013 0413
Timing : Mon - Sat
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Day Surgery

Understanding Day Surgery

What are the benefits of day surgery?

Day surgery offers a host of benefits, the main among them being.

        Minimized risk of infection since most procedures/ surgeries are minimally invasive
        Less pain
        Quicker recovery & quicker discharge from the hospital
        Less blood loss
        Quicker return to normalcy and thereby to work
        Minimal disruption of normal life
        Less medication
        Less pressure on family

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Who makes up the surgical team?

Apart from the surgeons, the team usually comprises an anaesthesiologist. The trained medical technicians & nursing & support staff.

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How does Day surgery work?

Prior to the surgery : A complete medical check is performed . you should report any changes in your physical condition ( such as cold , fever, sore throat) to your physician and follow diet instructions on the night before your surgery. 

Day of your Surgery : come to the hospital in casual comfortable clothing, accompanied by a friend or a relative. One the day is done, you will be transferred to the recovery bay where you will be monitored. Before discharge, our staff will provide you specific instructions regarding your home care. 

Post Discharge: A nurse from our day Surgery unit will telephone you to check on your progress.

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How does Day surgery differ from conventional surgery? 

Conventional Surgery Day Surgery
Longer Hospital Stay Patient is discharged the same day
Higher volume of blood loss Lower volume of blood loss, if any
More scarring Less scarring
Slower recovery Quicker recovery
Slower return to normal activities Faster return to normal activities

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For further information, please refer to the following websites:

The British Obesity Surgery patient association

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Bariatric News: Weight loss surgery news, opinions and blogs