Your Visit in EPC

During your initial consultation, an interventional pain management specialist will discuss together with you your health status according to the submitted documents and will proceed onto the next steps in your treatment:

OUTPATIENT TREATMENT

  1. performance of a basic physical examination
  2. evaluation of the clinical findings
  3. propose the next steps and the best method of your treatment:
    • diagnostic procedure to determine the source/cause of your back pain
    • minimally invasive procedure with the goal to eliminate the cause of your back pain

      In outpatient care, it is also possible for the specialist to decide that no treatment is necessary.

ONE DAY SURGERY

Minimally invasive or endoscopic procedures performed by EuroPainClinics® in the regime of one day surgery. This means that the patient can return home after the surgery on the same day.

An interventional pain management specialist will inform you about the type of procedure you will undergo and how it will be performed. You will also be told about its effectiveness and potential risks

Postponing the surgery:

  • Due to the need to submit additional medical information about the patient’s health status.
  • In the case of a serious or complicated medical condition and a necessary detailed multi-disciplinary expert consultation (neurosurgeon, orthopaedic surgeon, neurologist, etc.) or/and a preparation of a more demanding surgery.

THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE

When the day of your operation arrives, your personal EPC assistant will pick you up at your hotel at the arranged time and will transport you (and possibly your company) to the clinic.

  • We advise you not to eat anything 8 hours and drink anything 4 hours prior to the procedure.
  • In the pre-operative period, you will be taken care of by an experienced anaesthesiologist.
  • After the operation, you will rest for the recommended time (around 2 hours depending on the procedure) in the post-op room, which is part of the clinic.
  • Before your departure from the clinic, the doctor who performed your operation, will consult the course and outcome of the procedure with you and suggest some recommendations for the following days, including any physical therapy exercises, physical and sport activities, etc.
  • A medical report will be given to you on a USB flash drive.

Do not forget to bring:

  • an internal preoperative examination, no older than 2 weeks (provided by your GP)
  • interventional pain management examination with indications for your surgery
  • a CD with the results of your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • an ID card
  • a small snack for the post-operative period
  • any drugs that you usually take
  • toiletries
  • USB drive, if you are interested in pictures from the surgery
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