Plastic surgery offer


Your stay with us

What you should bring with you

  • Your personal care items, bathrobe, bath slippers, nightgowns or pyjamas, possibly leisure wear, non-slip, closed slippers, writing utensils, medication for 2 days
  • Examination results, e.g. current laboratory values, ECG, lung function, X-ray, CT, MRI images, special reports (e.g. cardiac catheterization), list of your current medication Talk to your family doctor before your hospital stay in order to discontinue any blood-thinning medication such as Marcoumar and Aspirin (ASA) in good time if necessary.

What time should you come in and where is your station?

Our department is located in Klinikum 1, Spitalstrasse 21.

Unless otherwise agreed, you will be admitted to the Surgery 6.2 ward (6th floor) between 9 and 10 a.m., or as a private patient to the Surgery 7.1 or 7.2 ward (7th floor).

For minor surgical procedures, patient beds are available for you in the short-stay clinic (KUK). The short-term clinic is located opposite the Surgery 1.1 ward, on the 1st floor (yellow floor).

What happens the day before the operation?

On the day before your operation, you will first be greeted by our nursing staff and taken to your room. There you will have an admission consultation with the nursing staff. This is followed by any necessary examinations (blood sample, ECG, X-ray, possibly photo documentation). This is followed by a medical history and physical examination by the ward doctor. You will then have an informative discussion with your plastic surgeon and the anaesthetist.

Directions / Parking

The University Hospital Basel has two large clinic buildings, Clinic 1 (mainly surgical departments) and Clinic 2 (mainly internal medicine departments). Our department is located in Clinic 1. Direct entrances: Spitalstrasse or Hebelstrasse via Spitalgarten. Indirect entrance from which you have to cross Clinic 2 to reach our Clinic 1: Petersgraben.

Car: If you park in the parking garage, take the elevator to Spitalgarten and go into the building you are looking at when you come out of the elevator.

Pre-anesthetic consultation / premedication

Depending on the procedure and your wishes, various anesthetic methods are possible. Many procedures can also be performed under local anesthesia. Your surgeon, together with the doctors in the anesthesia department, will advise you on which procedure is right for you for the planned operation. Whether you would prefer a general anaesthetic, sedation in combination with local anaesthetic ("twilight sleep") or a regional anaesthetic (for example a spinal anaesthetic) will be decided together with you after explaining the advantages and disadvantages.

The anaesthesia department offers various types of anaesthesia consultation, which can be held a few days before your stay during an outpatient visit (in the so-called REAL consultation) under certain conditions. In this case, you will save a day in hospital, as you will be operated on directly on the day of admission.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions and may need to undergo tests before anesthesia, the premedication consultation will take place one day before the operation as part of your first day in hospital.