Pre-Operative Care and Anaesthesiology

Patients who are substantially and mentally prepared for surgery tend to have better surgical outcomes. Preoperative training meets the patient's need for information regarding the surgical experience, which in turn may alleviate most of his or her fears. Patients who are more informed about what to expect after surgery, and who have an opportunity to express their goals and opinions, often cope better with postoperative pain and decreased mobility. Preoperative care is extremely important prior to any invasive procedure, regardless of whether the procedure is minimally invasive or a form of major surgery.