When you consider comfort considerations throughout the tubal reversal process you have to look at before during and after the operation. We have been doing outpatient surgeries for 36 years and doing nothing but reversals for the past 12 years and we look at physical and mind comfort.
To keep you at ease, you have to feel in control. We have never operated on men in our surgical center but with women the patient has to feel that they can stop and ask questions at any time. Our patients are encouraged to ask questions at any time in the process. You are in charge! One reason that we have come the day before surgery is so we can do your lab work, complete you pre-op exam, which are included in your fee, and let you look around if you care to. We don’t require that our patients come here but once so this is your first visit the day before your surgery. We also complete your paperwork at that visit so that you can learn more about the process. People usually come from a distance to our surgical center so they first time the visit is when they come for their surgery. We try to keep our facility as clean as possible; if something gets scratched it gets painted or replaced right away so we give a reassuring appearance.
As far as comfort after the operation, before you wake up, we give you a mix of 3 different medicines to control nausea. These medicines work very well. Even patients who say they always have terrible nausea after surgery will comment that it was much better. Post operative pain is usually not a problem when you wake up because. We inject long acting medicine in the incision before you wake up and this lasts until early the next day. We send you home after surgery with pain medicine, if you need it. Occasionally patients will tell us that they are going to stay locally for an extra day after surgery. We tell them to consider going home because they are going to feel fine by the afternoon of the day after surgery. They are not going to be ready to chop wood but they sure will be happier in their own home that in our hotel; which is very nice but not as comfortable for them as their own home. Sometimes patients want extra pain medication “just in case” and we always accommodate them.