Once you have confirmed a surgical date at your consultation with your surgeon Dr Ying, our practice manager Chantelle, will provide you with the appropriate pre-admission documentation depending on where you have chosen to have your procedure. At this time, you will also be given financial information regarding any out of pocket expenses you will incur.
For anaesthetic safety, you must not have anything to eat or drink at least 6 hours prior to your surgery. You will receive your fasting time upon booking your surgery with Chantelle.
It is very important that you follow these instructions carefully!
What to bring with you.
Do not bring valuables such as jewellery. Any jewellery may need to be removed or taped prior to your surgery. Remove all rings and any nail polish prior to admission.
Bring with you:
- All current medication.s
- Relevant X-rays, CT scans.
- Wear comfortable clothin.g
- A change of clothes/pyjamas/toiletries if you are staying in Hospital.
- Pension details (including Veteran’s affairs details).
- Contact number for the person taking you home.
- Work cover/TAC information.
- Specialised garments you are required to wear post-operativel.y
On admission day, you will be seen by the pre-admission nurse, the anaesthetist and David Ying prior to your surgery.
Normal waiting times are between 1-3 hours, however, emergency situations can arise during surgery, increasing patient waiting times.
A relative or support person is welcome to accompany you on the day. They are also welcome to stay with you up until your transfer to the operating theatre.
Post-procedure you will be transferred to the recovery area and you may still be under sedation.
It is normal to remain in recovery for 1-2 hours until you are stable after waking from the anaesthetic.
If you are having a day procedure, David Ying may see you in recovery once you are awake or before you are discharged. If you are staying overnight in hospital, Dr Ying will see you within 24 hours.
It is important to note that you must not drive, drink alcohol or operate heavy machinery during the first 24 hours after a general anaesthetic.
Once you are fully recovered, a nurse will make a review appointment for you in about 6 -10 days after surgery at our rooms, (not at the Hospital).
Pathology results will be available at this appointment or, if necessary, you will be contacted by either Dr Ying or his practice manager.
Click Here to download our Pre-admission information sheet.