At your service around the clock
The procedure followed and the anaesthetic used will depend on the
treatment you require. The choice of a local or general anaesthetic will
depend on your operation and your health. You will discuss the
details of your treatment with your surgeon and the anaesthetist in person before the operation.
The Pyramide Clinic has four operating theatres by the lake in Zurich and one operating theatre at the Haus zur Pyramide. Certain outpatient procedures can also be performed in the Day Clinic at the Centre for Plastic Surgery in Zurich. We offer all of our patients a 24-hour emergency service and a doctor is present at the clinic around the clock. We can also contact the doctor responsible for your treatment on an after-hours phone number, in case of emergency.
From the Recovery Room to your own room
After the operation you will remain in the Recovery Room for monitoring, until you can be transferred to your room. Specially trained personnel and your anaesthetist will provide attentive care for you. This is the most important time after the operation and our staff will assess you for optimal recovery. This room is not just for patients who have had a general anaesthetic: a certain amount of recovery time is also required after a local anaesthetic. The length of your stay in the Recovery Room is very individual, but is usually around two to four hours.