Preparing for Surgery
Kindness, Excellence, Patience, Availability and Empathy at all times are Mr Giuliani’s key values for his surgical practice
Preparing for the Consultation
Preparing for the first consultation with Mr Giuliani, please make sure you bring all the documentation, related to previous medical problems, that you have for your child. If you are having a video consultation please send all these information via email 48 hours before the appointment. The consultation with Mr Giuliani will be pleasant and informative as he likes to explain in details the surgical problem and the best treatment options. Mr Giuliani will answer all your questions during the consultation and, in case you forgot any of them, he is always happy to answer parents’ questions by email.
The Day before Surgery
There are two things you should do the day before your child is scheduled for surgery. First, find out what time your child's surgery will begin and what time you need to arrive. Second, it is very important for your child to follow the food and drink restrictions outlined below.
It is rare but sometimes possible that the surgery needs to be cancelled the same day because of clinical reasons or the day before because of other logistic issues with the operative theatre. In these cases, we will endeavour to re-book the surgery at a mutually convenient date and time.
Surgery Times May Change
Please note that the scheduled surgery time is our best estimate. Your child's surgery could be moved earlier or later on the schedule for different reasons. Thank you for being flexible and patient.
Food and Drink Restrictions
Your child may have a full meal up to eight hours before surgery, a light snack (see chart below for suggested items) up to six hours before surgery, breast milk up to four hours before surgery and clear liquids up to two hours before surgery. Clear liquids are those you can see through, such as apple juice, water and Gatorade. The table below summarises these minimum requirements. Because your child's surgery may be delayed, it is important to encourage your child to continue to take clear liquids up to two hours prior to the estimated start time.
|Food or drink||Minimum requirements|
|Full meal||8 hours before surgery|
|Milk, yogurt, juices, pediatric or infant formula||6 hours before surgery|
|Breast milk||4 hours before surgery|
|Clear liquids like water, gatorade, clear soda, apple juice||2 hours before surgery|
The Day of Surgery
After completing registration, your child will be seen by a nurse who will check his or her vital signs and review his or her medical history. You will also meet with an anaesthetist who will discuss the plan for your child's anesthesia. Mr Giuliani will come to talk to you about the operation and to answer all your questions.
Parents will be able to see their child about 10-15 minutes after their child has arrived in the post-operative area. Mr Giuliani will meet you shortly to discuss operative findings and post-operative management.
When your child is ready to go home, we will give you supplies and instructions for your child's care at home. A follow up appointment will need to be arranged with Mr Giuliani’s PA Mrs Helen Wood on +44 (0) 7 854 761 445.