Prepare for Surgery
You are here:
Take your normal medications with a sip of water on the day of surgery unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Your admission time will be confirmed when you contact the facility one working day prior to surgery. On arrival please present to the reception desk for admission. Please bring your Medicare and Health Fund cards with you and any medications that may be required during your stay. If you are a Diabetic and require insulin, please bring it with you in a cooler bag. Also if you have any X-Rays, Scans, Medications or implants that are relevant to your procedure please bring them with you. Our receptionist will ask you for a contact name and phone number of your family member or friend you have organised to collect you and stay with you after your procedure.
The admitting nurse will take your observations, attend to your pre-operative check and discuss any concerns you have regarding your surgery.
Prior to Surgery
After your admission process is complete, you will be required to change into theatre attire. There are secured lockers for you to store your belongings in whilst you are in theatre.
The Anaesthetist will discuss your medical history at a pre-operative consultation, and answer any questions you may have about your anaesthetic and pain management.
Following Your Surgery
You may feel assured that advances in operating and anaesthetic techniques for day surgery have enabled us to minimise side effects associated with your operation.
Following surgery, when you are awake and well enough, you will be transferred to a comfortable chair in preparation for discharge. You will be offered light refreshments and will be able to change back into your own clothes.