If you are having a consultation with Dr. Ali Haydar, he will be able to tell you about the procedure you will have. The day before your scheduled procedure, a registered nurse will contact you and provide you with information about your procedure and give you information such as the time you should arrive, medications you should take when you can eat or drink. You can also call our department Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm at +974 611 2349 if you have additional questions.
Each procedure length varies and we recommend keeping your schedule open for the day. If there is an issue with scheduling, please notify us as soon as possible so we may help resolve any conflict.
Some procedures do require admission to the hospital overnight. You will know when you are scheduled whether you are expected to stay overnight.
Minimal amount of discomfort will be experienced with all procedures. You will be given medication intravenously to minimize your discomfort as much as possible. The medication will make you drowsy and you may be in a light sleep state where you will still be able to answer questions and follow simple directions. Some procedures may, however, require the use of general anesthesia.
You do not need someone to escort you to the hospital on the day of your procedure, but if you are having sedation you will have to have someone with because you will not be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
Each patient recovers differently. Once you are discharged from the Interventional Radiology Suite, we ask that you refrain from strenuous activities for 24 hours. Most patients resume normal activities such as work and going to the gym two days after the procedure. Any specific instructions will be given to you during the discharge process.