Patient Help

Patient Help

Since the focus of your first appointment is not only a thorough examination but also the collection of your medical history, please bring all previous findings and investigations with you. This includes findings from internal medicine (diabetology, cardiology, nephrology, ….) neurology, orthopedics as well as old procedure and operation reports and , all types of X-rays.

If it turns out that further technical examinations are necessary, these can be carried out directly in the Radiology department of the hospital or by neighboring specialists. This saves you further waiting time for any examination appointments and leads to a quick and reliable diagnosis.

You will receive a medical report, the home nurse service a nursing report  at an early stage with a complete wound assessment of your situation and, if necessary, a therapy recommendation. Should an intervention be necessary, he will be asked to prepare the necessary anesthesia. 

The GP knows the general state of health of his patients best and can often provide valuable information in advance of an operation.

In order to facilitate a familiar and stress-free atmosphere in the operating room, we have been working closely with our Anesthesia department. This collegial cooperation of experienced specialists and the use of the most modern substances and comprehensive monitoring devices ensure the greatest possible safety for the patient during and after the operation.

Various forms of anesthesia are available for patients in the Wound Care Center. The aim is to select the most gentle form of anesthesia while reliably eliminating pain. The decision depends on the type of surgery to be performed and the general health and personal preferences of the patient. After consultation with the surgeon, the anesthetist determines the most suitable form of anesthesia together with the patient.

  • Local anesthesia

Small operations, can be made under local anesthesia. To reduce stress and aniety additional application of tranquilizing substances can be added (Analgosedation).

  • Analgosedation
  • general anesthesia

General anesthesia (general anesthesia) turns off your awareness and pain sensation throughout your body. General anesthesia is the technique of choice.

The area to be operated on must be free of recent injuries. If there is an infection or a fresh or crusted tear, the surgical procedure cannot be carried out. You should therefore refrain from manual activities with an increased risk of injury. When handling pets, special care must be taken to avoid any scratches or small bite wounds.

If general infections or purulent inflammations occur, the surgical intervention should be postponed because of the associated general weakening of the immune system.

In the case of Marcumar patients, the Quick/INR value must be brought into the normal range after consultation with your surgeon and the general practitioner or specialist in internal medicine. We are always at your disposal for any questions.

Before surgical interventions under general anesthesia, you are not allowed to eat or drink anything or smoke after a previously agreed time (usually 6 hours before the planned intervention).

For your own safety, please leave jewelry, valuables and large sums of cash at home. All jewelry (bracelets, rings, etc.) on the operated extremity must be removed before thAt this point, we would like to familiarize you with some important information regarding the correct behavior before and after operations and in the context of therapy and aftercare, which must be observed:

  • Before the operation

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to keep the agreed date for the operation, please inform me by telephone as early as possible so that the appointment can be given to another patient.

e procedure.

Make sure, that your garment is delivered and fitting well, as it is your first dressing, applied directly after surgery.

  • After the operation

Adequate pain management is always necessary. Early patient mobilization – at the day of surgery – is a must to reduce the risk of blood clotting complications (thrombosis, lung embolus, ….). 

How long you have to stay in our hospital after an operation depends primarily on the extent of the procedure done.  Irrespective of the form of anesthesia chosen, you are not fit to drive after an operation due to the medication administered (including local anaesthetics) and under no circumstances are you allowed to drive a vehicle, but you are also not allowed to take part in road traffic as a pedestrian or train passenger. Please ensure that a relative or friend accompanies you home.

Since local anesthesia and regional anesthesia can last for hours and the sensation of pain is reduced or eliminated as a result, there is an increased risk of injury to the anaesthetized part of the body. Therefore avoid contact with hot, pointed and sharp-edged objects.

A standardized wound care transition from hospital-to-home is of crucial importance. Only a complete continuation of the treatment started in the hospital, at home, guarantees the sustainability of the treatment success. We specifically seek contact with the GP and/or the outpatient nursing service, as they often know the patient and their living conditions best. 

It must be ensured that all necessary nursing aids (assistants, wheelchair, decubitus mattress, ….)

– could be obtained before dismissal

– that these also work

– and can be perfectly operated by home nursing care.

Close contact and communication between the Hospital and Home are of outmost importance. The wound network is a cooperation platform for all those involved in the care of chronic wounds at home in the catchment area of the Wound Care Center (Hospital)

With Prof Dr Robert Hierner, You Are In The Safest Hands.

Prof Dr Robert Hierner - Wound care specialist in dubai