What is day case treatment?
Day case treatment simply refers to the use of innovative surgical procedures designed to improve the rate of post-operative patient recovery. Patients are therefore able to return home shortly after the completion of straightforward procedures and recover in the comfort of their own home.
Whilst commonplace now in Europe and the USA, the Cadogan Clinic has pioneered the use of day case surgery in the UK, and now stands as one of its most experienced providers.
All surgical procedures at the Cadogan Clinic are day case treatments.
What are the benefits of day case treatment?
Day case treatment has proven extremely popular among patients around the world. Typical benefits include:
- Reduced disruption to your work and family life as recovery times are faster
- Benefit of recovering in familiar, more comfortable surroundings of your own home
- Reduced risk of infection as possibility of hospital cross-infection eliminated
- Significant financial savings due to reduced use of hospital facilities
- Bespoke post-treatment patient care via dedicated patient liaison team
- Reduced waiting times and delays for treatments
- Day case surgery is associated with the same low complication rates as in-patient alternatives
How does day case treatment work?
Day case treatment is all about improving the speed of recovery in the post-operative phase so that patients are feeling well enough to return home within two or three hours of their procedure.
We make this possible via a number of cutting-edge procedural features:
- We only offer surgical treatments specifically selected for their suitability for day case treatment. In practice, this excludes all treatments associated with heavy pain in the post-operative phase. We can therefore use very simple painkillers to manage pain, and thus accelerate patient recovery time
- Our qualified anaesthetists embrace best practice anaesthetic practices to ensure the safest and most comfortable patient experience. Anaesthetic is delivered intravenously (as opposed to inhalation) and we closely monitor anaesthetic depth with the help of specialised computers which measure brain activity (EEGs). Such precise observation allows us to maintain an optimal anaesthetic depth throughout the procedure, thus accelerating the speed at which a patient will feel well enough to go home
- We also avoid the use of any heavy premedication before treatment