MV SANTE Rhodanie
The ambulatory surgery centre Rhodanie, founded in 2004, is located on the lakeside, at the end of the Rhodanie Avenue.
Since 2015, the centre specialises in eye surgery. A motivated team led by dr. Olivier Poinsot, anaesthetist, Ms. Nicole Glassey, the Director of the Centre, and Ms. Catherine Zannier, the head nurse, welcomes you to this functional and warm environment.
The centre has 2 operating theatres, a recovery room, a sterilisation facility and a lounge.
Your day surgery procedure
You are about to have an operation at the ambulatory surgery centre MV SANTE ARTeMED Rhodanie SA, R. de Rhodanie 70, 1007 Lausanne.
Your surgeon has made the reservation for you and informed you about the day and time of your admission.
During the same meeting, your surgeon handed you an envelope with important information that will help you prepare for your procedure, namely:
- The map of the Centre.
- Explanations concerning the anaesthesia.
- A medical questionnaire that you should complete, possibly with the assistance of your GP, and bring with you to the pre-anaesthesia assessment.
This will help your anaesthetist better prepare ahead of your meeting.
- Arrange for your transportation to and from the centre.
- Have an adult stay with you for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Find someone to look after your children.
- You may drink some clear liquids (water, coffee without milk, tea without milk, apple juice) up until 2 hours before your admission to the Centre. You may add sugar to your coffee or tea.
- You should not eat or have a chewing gum 6 hours before your admission to the Centre. The patients who are admitted after 12 noon may have a light breakfast early in the morning (e.g. some biscuits).
- In case you do not follow these instructions, your procedure may have to be cancelled.
- Try to avoid smoking on the day of your operation as much as possible.
- Take your medication at the usual time with a sip of water, unless your surgeon or anaesthetist has advised otherwise.
- If your health condition has changed after your last visit to your surgeon or you believe you would not be able to go through the surgery, please inform your surgeon’s secretariat about it. The secretariat will notify us of the cancellation.
- In case of illness:
- your insurance card or the name of your insurer and your AVS number.
- In case of an accident:
- the name of your accident insurance provider
- the date of the accident
- the number of your insurance claim statement, if you have it
- the name and the address of your employer
- Insulin If you suffer from diabetes and you need to take insulin, please follow your GP’s advice.
- Hearing aids If you use a hearing aid, please bring a case where it can be stored during your procedure.
- Contact lenses Wearing contact lenses during the surgery is not allowed. Please wear your eye-glasses and bring a case for their storage.
- Jewellery Please leave your jewellery at home and remove any body piercings.
- Hygiene and make-up Please take a shower on the morning of your surgical procedure. Please remove any make-up, cream or nail varnish.
- Teeth You should brush your teeth on the morning of your operation. It does not matter if you swallow a mouthful of water while doing so. If you wear removable dentures, bring a case for their storage during your procedure.
- Mobile phones and MP3 players Mobile phones and MP3 players may not be brought to the operating room. Mobile phones do not work in the operating theatres or in the recovery rooms anyway.
- Clothes Please bring loose-fitting and comfortable clothes. Please remember that you may have a bandage or a cast after your operation, which might require more room.
Please do not bring the child’s brothers or sisters so that we can give our undivided attention to your child.