You will shortly be coming to the Nikolaas General Hospital in St-Niklaas, where you are scheduled to undergo surgery under general anaesthesia.

With this brochure we hope to clarify any questions you may have about your upcoming operation. Of course, in a publication of this nature we can only address general issues and provide general guidelines, while your neurosurgeon and the nursing staff will be able to answer your individual questions. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have at any time, before or after the operation, and before you leave the hospital.

We wish you a speedy recovery,
The Neurosurgeons and the Nursing Staff

Introduction

Whenever a hospital admission is planned, and certainly when significant or even heavy surgery such as neurosurgery is involved, you will be relating not only to your surgeon but also to the nursing staff, the administrative personnel and the anaesthetist. For this reason we asked them to help us put together this information page.