When a patient is admitted and operated on at our partner clinics, has already visited us during our consultation hours or had at least telephone contact with us. We will have explained all important questions and informed you of what you need to bring for your hospitalization. Should there be any additional questions, you can find a short overview of everything that is important concerning in-patient hospitalization.
Mostly on the day before the operation, there will be another consultation at our Wirbelsäulenzentrum. For this, please bring the following documents with you:
- your health insurance card
- your hospitalization referral form from your general practitioner (GP) for the respective clinic
- up-to-date MRT images of the spine. No CDs please but picture prints. The pictures should not be older than 6 weeks.
- your electrocardiogram (ECG) and a “small blood picture” with blood work values (not older than 1 week) from your general practitioner
- an x-ray of your lungs is usually not necessary
- a medication list from your general practitioner
- signed forms (agreement form) that you have got from us personally or in the post
What else is important:
- If you take blood thinning medication such as ASS, Plavix or Marcumar, you should stop taking these in due time prior to the operation after consulting your GP.
- If you suffer from diabetes mellitus type 2 and you take Metformin, you should stop taking this three days before the operation.
Please bring all your documentation fully filled out to the pre-operation consultation at our center. At this opportunity, we are able to discuss any of your questions concerning the procedures in the clinic and the surgery. We will also check that your documentation is fully completed. After the consultation with the doctor, we will ask you to sign the operation agreement form.
The in-patient hospitalization occurs one day before the operation. Please bring along all documentation and paperwork from us and the printed MRI pictures.