This is for a Phlebography as opposed to an MRV:
(The doppler which was done, was completely non-invasive and took about an hour)
I don't know what they do in Germany, but this is how it went for my husband:
1, He had to meet with an anesthesiologist a week before, who asked questions and prescribed a blood test to check that my husband could handle what the doctor gave him, I guess.
2, The evening before the op, I had to use a depilatory cream all around his groin. As much area as possible makes getting the sticky bandages off a lot easier. They suggested the cream as opposed to razor to cut down on risk of infection.
3, He had to shower with an iodine soap the night before and the morning of the op.
4, He was not to eat or drink past midnight.
5, He arrived early to check in and go over the checklist with the nurse to see he had done everything requested and to change into the hat, feet things and gown.
6, He got taken away on a rolling bed and that is where I left him. He said he was a bit out of it from the anesthesia, that he had no pain, and I think he was told to do stuff like hold his breath, but I wasn't there...
7, He came back to the room and had to stay for at least another 3 hours before I took him home.
8, He was told to drink lots of water to get the dye out. (He was doing this anyhow, as he had a UTI due to wearing an indwelling catheter...)
9, He only had Angioplasty, by the way.
10, He was not to shower until the next day.
I think that is all, and although groggy from the anesthesia, he didn't have any other problems.