General Surgery Abroad – Costa Rica – Procedures and Treatments
General surgeons perform consultation and surgery on medical conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum.
The general surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in each patient’s care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.
When facing surgery, patients should expect to go through several phases:
- Surgical diagnosis
- Surgical diagnosis is made after medical tests and evaluations reveal a condition requiring surgery.
- Preoperative management
- The preoperative management phase begins from the time surgery is decided to the point when the patient is brought to the operating room.
- Intraoperative care
- The intraoperative care phase lasts from the time the patient enters the operating room to when the patient goes to the recovery room.
- Postoperative management
- The postoperative management phase lasts from entry to the recovery room until follow-up clinical evaluation.