Your visit in EPC
Prepare for your first visit:
What documents do you need to bring?
For a precise diagnostic procedure, please bring with you the following medical documentation:
- results/images of imaging methods, e.g. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – ideally, results not older than 3 months; can be up to 6 months old
- Computer tomography (CT) imaging , X-ray
- medical reference from a specialist physician (neurosurgeon, neurologist, orthopaedist, rehabilitation physician) and your full medical record.
What to expect?
During your initial consultation, an interventional pain management specialist will discuss together with you your health status according to the submitted documents and will proceed onto the next steps in your treatment:
- performance of a basic physical examination
- evaluation of the clinical findings
- propose the next steps and the best method of your treatment:
- diagnostic procedure to determine the source/cause of your back pain
- minimally invasive procedure with the goal to eliminate the cause of your back pain
In outpatient care, it is also possible for the specialist to decide that no treatment is necessary.
ONE DAY SURGERY
Minimally invasive or endoscopic procedures performed by EuroPainClinics®jsou in the regime of one day surgery. This means that the patient can return home after the surgery on the same day.
An interventional pain management specialist will inform you about the type of procedure you will undergo and how it will be performed. You will also be told about its effectiveness and potential risks
POSTPONING THE SURGERY
- Due to the need to submit additional medical information about the patient’s health status.
- In the case of a serious or complicated medical condition and a necessary detailed multi-disciplinary expert consultation (neurosurgeon, orthopaedic surgeon, neurologist, etc.) or/and a preparation of a more demanding surgery.
THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE
- We advise you not to eat anything 8 hours and drink anything 4 hours prior to the procedure.
- In the pre-operative period, you will be taken care of by an experienced anaesthesiologist.
- After the operation, you will rest for the recommended time (around 2 hours depending on the procedure) in the post-op room, which is part of the clinic.
- Before your departure from the clinic, the doctor who performed your operation, will consult the course and outcome of the procedure with you and suggest some recommendations for the following days, including any physical therapy exercises, physical and sport activities, etc.
- A medical report will be given to you.
DO NOT FORGET TO BRING
- an internal preoperative examination, no older than 2 weeks (provided by your GP)
- interventional pain management examination with indications for your surgery
- a CD with the results of your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- an ID card
- a small snack for the post-operative period
- any drugs that you usually take
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
The post-operative period requires paying higher attention to your health status to ensure a quick recovery without unnecessary complications. It is advised to have a maximum amount of rest and sleep, particularly in the first few days after your surgery, to reduce the burden on your spine.
After your endoscopic procedure, it is important to keep to the exercise and physical measures for the next 2-6 weeks. These will enable you to have a full recovery in the shortest amount of time and return to all your daily activities, your job and hobbies.
The physician will inform you about the post-operative procedures and check-ups.
Our expert medical assistance is available to you at all times through your recovery. You can contact us with any queries by writing to the following email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will I find more information about the treatment procedure?
In the “Pain treatment” section, you will find all the available information about the medical procedures we offer.