Pre- and Post-Operative Assessment and Treatment of Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Related Problems

Pre-existing smoking, excessive alcohol use and drug dependence are all major contributors to postoperative morbidity, mortality and increased length of inpatient stay.

Clinical studies show that intensive intervention producing abstinence that starts 3-8 weeks before surgery will significantly reduce the incidence of serious postoperative complications, such as wound and cardiopulmonary complications, infections and intensive care utilisation.

NCeNTA offers surgeons, physicians and hospitals a highly specialized pre-operative addiction assessment and medical treatment program that specifically aims to prepare patients with smoking, excessive alcohol use or drug dependence for admission to hospital for major inpatient procedures.