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Faqs

Rooms

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital offers five types of rooms: general ward, semi-private (two beds), private and Deluxe, suite. Bed assignments are based upon availability.

We cannot guarantee that your request will be met when you arrive. However, we will do everything possible to arrange your requested accommodation during your stay.

Your hospital bed is equipped with controls to regulate its height and to raise and lower the head and feet positions. Because your medical condition can affect your balance and mobility, side rails may be temporarily placed in the "up" position.

Please do not try to get out of bed by yourself if the rails are elevated or if your physician has requested you remain in bed. Once your physician has approved that you may leave your bed, please ask for help in getting in or out of bed if you are weak or unsteady on your feet.

A nurse call button is located at your bedside. Simply push this button when you need assistance and a member of your nursing team will come to your room or respond through the intercom at the nurses’ station.

You may be transferred from one room to another or from one floor to another. This may occur because of your medical needs, to accommodate another patient’s medical needs, or upon your personal request. Such moves will be handled as efficiently and conveniently as possible for you.

Patient Information

The reception, located in the main lobby, is staffed all days. Family and friends can call the reception to find out a patient and room and telephone number. To reach the reception, call 4015 1000 from outside the hospital or from inside, Ext. 87.

There is Information Kiosk near the reception where you can help yourself to get the required information.

Discharge Checklist

Before you leave the hospital, we remind you to:

  • Talk with your physician and nurse regarding medications, follow-up appointments and other guidelines related to your recovery
  • Obtain any written instructions or prescriptions you will need.
  • Check closets, drawers and other storage areas for your belongings.
  • In addition, If special discharge arrangements were made with a home care nurse and/or a social worker, confirm all those arrangements with them.
  • You may receive a Patient Satisfaction Survey at the time of discharge. We care about you and value your opinions - please fill out the survey, to help us serve you better
Health Insurance

Your insurance company may require certification before you are admitted to the hospital. It is also possible that your insurer may require notification within 24 hours after an emergency admission.

The insurance company may limit the number of days you can stay in the hospital depending on your illness and require that you pay a deductible and/or cover only a percentage of the cost of your hospital stay. If you are not sure about these requirements, we suggest you contact your employer or insurance carrier directly and inform your physician or contact at medi-claim department (Ext. 1010 / 1016).

General

Not every patient requires to undergo surgery. Many of the overweight patients can reduce their weight by supervised diet and exercise management.

Blood Transfusions and Donations

If you are scheduled for elective surgery, you may be eligible to donate blood in advance for yourself through the hospital’s Autologous Blood Program. You may also have someone donate blood on your behalf through our Designated Donor Blood Program. For more information, call 40151008 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dial Ext. 1008 when calling from within the hospital.

Home Care Services

If you anticipate that you will require home care after you are discharged from the hospital, please discuss this with your physician. Later, when you are in the hospital, ask to speak to the home care nurse on your floor.

Automatic Teller Machine
Automatic teller machine (ATM) is available 24 hours a day at the main entrance of the hospital.
Preparation for Surgery

Before surgery your surgeon requires to know your physiological status and asses your co morbid conditions. Hence you are required to do few investigations

Pre Operative Investigations :
BLOOD : Hemogram Blood sugar levels, both fasting and after lunch Blood urea levels & S. creatine Lipid profile Liver function tests Thyroid function tests
URINE : Routine and Microscopic Abdominal sonography, X ray chest ECG Pulmonary function tests Upper GI endoscopy 

Visit to a Nutritionist :
Your nutritionist is one of the important part of your team who will be guiding you towards weight reduction. Preoperatively she will instruct about a suitable diet to reduce the size of your liver. She will also brief you about post operative diet modifications. 

Visit to a Psychiatrist :
To make your life comfortable after surgery, psychiatrist also is a important part of the team. He will advise you about lie style modifications as well as behavioral modifications.

Visit to a Anaesthetist :
Obesity surgery is a major surgery. It requires general anaesthesia during the procedure. To make yourself safe for surgery, anaesthetist will evaluate before surgery with respect to general anaesthesia. During this visit anaesthetist will go through all your investigations allready done. He may advise you according to your physiological status.

Financial Counselors

Based on information provided during your preadmission interview, our financial counselors will notify you of any estimated charges for which you are responsible, i.e., copayments, deductibles or extra cost for a private or luxury room.

Home Care Services

If you require skilled care at home after being discharged from the hospital, the home care nurse is available to help you assess your needs and make all necessary arrangements for certified home health services ordered by your physician, including a registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker or home health aide.

For more information, call Home Care Services at 1087, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patient Relations

Please feel free to contact the Patient Relations Department if you would like the assistance of a patient representative, who is available to help you and your family resolve any concerns and problems related to your care, explain hospital policies and procedures. The Department is open weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. It is located in the ground floor C wing of the hospital or you may reach it by calling Ext. 1011/1015. If you require assistance at any other time ask to the nurse in charge of your floor.

Leaving Your Room

The nursing staff must know where you are at all times. Do not leave your room without notifying a member of your nursing staff. If you require tests or procedures that are administered in another location, you will be accompanied by a hospital staff member.

Gratuities

Members of the hospital staff are not permitted to accept money, gifts or any other gratuities from patients or visitors. However, contributions to the hospital are always welcome and can be made through the Public Relation Department, Ext. 1011/1015.

Prior to Admission

The hospital’s staff may contact you before your admission to obtain necessary information such as current insurance subscriber name, certificate number, effective date of plan, policy number and company name. The staff may also notify you about any of the estimated charges for which you are responsible.

You will be informed of any payment you should bring with you to the hospital to cover such costs as co-payments, deductibles. These out-of-pocket costs to you are usually collected at the time of discharge. The amount of your payment will depend upon the type of health insurance you have. It is also imperative that you bring your insurance cards or any other medical insurance papers with you when you are admitted.

Surgery

Is it safe :
Obesity surgery carries risks not more than any other major surgery .By doing various tests and your evaluations before surgery it reduces the disease related risk.

What do I expect from Surgery :
Obesity surgery is a tool and not a complete treatment for obesity. It is important to have a regular follow up, controlled supervised diet, and regular exercise for weight loss. It is possible that your diabetes as well as hypertension may get partially or even completely resolved

Will obesity surgery work for me ?
Nothing can be guaranteed. However, obesity surgery has proven track record of success in achieving sustained weight loss over long period of time. Lapband will cause wt loss at average of about 55 % of excess body weight over long period of time. The incidence of failure of obesity surgery is rare. 

How much weight will I loose ?
It is not predictable. But after lapband one looses 60% of excess weight in 18 months.

Types of Surgery :
Adjustable gastric banding
Sleeve gastrectomy
Gastric by pass procedure

Advantages of laproscopic surgery :
It causes less discomfort
Requires a very short stay after surgery
Early resumption of work

What will be my diet after surgery :
On a day after surgery, if your swallow study is ok you will begin sips of water. However you  will Not use straws or carbonated beverages. You will start only with small amount of water to avoid over filling of the gastric pouch. If you tolerate clear water, you may be allowed to have lime water or electral water. On the third day when you tolerate clear lyquids without vomiting you will be shifted to caloric dense liquids and with clear lyquids. Gradually over the period of days you will drink more quantity of calric dense liquid with water.
Your first priority will be to drink enough fluid to prevent dehydration. Protein rich fluid is your second priority supplementing with appropriate vitamins and minerals. However always avoid food stuff that is high in fat, fibre (fruits & vegetable) and sugar.
Success to adopt to this modified food lies only with you. Always eat slowly and avoid over eating. Chew well your food & avoid drinking fluids 30 minutes before and with meals. Avoid sticky foods like cheese, pasta or bread. Also avoid any hard to digest food. Never have airated beverages and foods at extremes of temperature. And lastly try one new food at a time.

What To Bring

We recommend that you bring very few personal items with you to the hospital. All that you will really need are:

  • Pajamas or a nightgown, robe, slippers and
  • Toiletry articles
  • Comprehensive insurance information, including:
    • insurance cards
    • precertification
    • any other documentation required by your insurer
  • A photo Identification and proof of your current home address
  • A sufficient amount of cash to purchase daily newspapers or sundry items and to pay any out-of-pocket expenses such as co-payments and deductibles.

If you have any questions, please contact your attending physician, the staff responsible for your care, or Medi-claim department (Ext. 1010/1016).

Hospital Stay

Generally you are required to get admitted in hospital few days in advance. Depending upon type of surgery performed your stay in hospital vary. However, generally most of the patients go home three to four days after surgery.

Billing

A final hospital bill is provided at the time of discharge. Your hospital bill includes basic daily fees including your room, meals(optional), house staff services, general nursing care, basic medical supplies and procedures such as routine X-rays, laboratory tests and ECGs.

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital is committed to serving patients whether or not they can pay for part or all of the essential care they receive regardless of ability to pay. Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital conveys to prospective patients and local community agencies that the hospital has created financial aid policies consistent with its mission and values and takes into account each patient’s ability to contribute to the cost of his or her care and the Hospital’s financial ability to provide care.

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital has created a financial aid/ Charity department for patients in need of financial assistance. It is therefore necessary that financial aid applicants provide the Hospital with accurate and complete information, including necessary documents and any and all financial and other information needed.

No Smoking

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital is a no smoking facility. Smoking is prohibited by staff, patients and visitors in all areas of the hospital including terraces, foyers and under canopies.

Charity

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital is a voluntary not-for-profit hospital, which means that our expenses must be covered by the money we receive from patients and/or their insurance carriers. In order to carry out the mission of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital to provide quality healthcare services to persons in need, the hospital depends upon your prompt payment to meet its financial obligations.

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of quality and care to all patients seeking treatment without regard to ability to pay. All patients who seek assistance will be given a financial assessment to determine their ability to pay for the services they receive. The Hospital will also conduct a financial screening assessment to determine the patient’s eligibility for coverage under the Hospital’s charity program or at reduced fee for patients with limited means. For information, please call on Ext. 2020.

Life after surgery

Immediately after surgery you will be put on liquid only diet. Your nutritionist will be with you to guide you about your diet.

Will I have any difficulty in medications :
Generally when you start loosing weight, your requirement of medication for control of diabetes or high blood pressure starts reducing, the dosage modification will be done by your physician. Sometimes large pills may require to be crushed before swallowing.

Pregnancy after weight loss surgery :
Obesity surgery is a major surgery. after surgery during a weight loss phase major metabolic as well as hormonal changes are occurring in the body. Hence it is advisable to delay the pregnancy for at least by one year.

Which type of food ?
In beginning you will be on liquid diet, gradually going to solids. However you will not eat solid tough, dry meat ,high fiber containing vegetables, skinny fruits like grapes. Bandsters can have anything but in small quantity. 

What should I eat ?
Any high quality protein produce is advisable. Chicken, fish and certain vegetables is good combination. Although red meet is high in protein content it is a fibrous type of food stuff, hence avoid red meat. 

Will I suffer from constipation ?
Not necessarily. As your intake is less, stool volume also be less. You will be given a mild laxative but a large quantity of water is good idea. 

Can I have alcohol ?
Alcohol is a stomach irritant. It also provides lots of calories, which is not advisable. Since beer is a carbonated drink it stretches the stomach pouch so avoid it. Very occasional intake of alcohol may be allowed. 

What happens when I am sick ?
If you have a gastric band, important advantage is it is adjustable. If your condition requires to have large quantity of food, one can always remove water from the band thus deflating it. The band can be readjusted when you come to normal. 

Do I need to remove the band if my weight is optimal ?
Most patients will plateau in their weight loss when their weight approach to normal. However band may be adjusted appropriately if you continue to loose weight beyond your ideal weight. Most banded patients will regain most of all their excess weight when band is removed.

Methods of Payment

The hospital accepts cash as well as American Express, Visa and MasterCard up to your approved credit line. The patient is responsible for any difference between the limit of credit and the amount owed the hospital.

If you have any questions before your admission, call 4015 1018. During your stay, call Ext. 1018 / 1085.