Orange Surgery Centre has two operating rooms and carries out many sessions of surgery every year.  One of the ways of monitoring the success of surgery is to check whether any patients require an unexpected second operation – we call this “return to theatre”.  There are many reason why a patient may need a further operation – however where possible we aim to minimize this.


What is Orange Surgery Centre doing to reduce unplanned return to the operating room?


  • Careful monitoring of patients in recovery

  • Ensuring patient’s level of pain is carefully assessed

  • Reviewing every case when a patient requires a return to the OR, to work out the reasons why and how to prevent it in the future

  • Conducting thorough pre-operative evaluation including clotting studies and anti-coagulation therapy management where indicated.

  • Pre-admission assessment of high risk patients to make sure all required test and precautions are taken