Radical Prostatectomy - Day of Admission
What mainly takes place on the day of inpatient admission are the checks still necessary for the operation, which are performed by the ward physician, as well as the preparations for your operation.
These include in particular:
- Taking a blood sample
- ECG and, if necessary, X-ray examinations (if not already done on an outpatient basis)
- Discussion and briefing regarding the operation
- Physical examination
- Ultrasound examinations
- Possible further checks depending on previously existing medical conditions and findings, e. g. a special ultrasound examination
In addition, a detailed discussion will take place with the anaesthetist concerning the anaesthesia. Finally, the nursing staff will show you the ward and your room and inform you about the nursing procedure for your stay. If you wish, you can also have a talk with our psychooncologist. In the course of the day, your operating surgeon will also have a talk with you regarding the planned operation. In the evening before the operation you will only eat a small meal.