Preparing for surgery is an experience that is enjoyable and exciting for the patient, and is as important as the procedure and post-operative recovery.
Dr Richardson and his Patient Coordinator will guide you through every step of your journey. This starts with your Pre-Operative Confirmation letter that provides specific information about your hospital admission and procedure. Further hospital information is available from their website.
You will be advised if you need any specific care, equipment, garments or medications, prior to or after your operation. It is essential to inform the medical team if you have an implantable device, which includes a: pacemaker, defibrillator, prosthetic heart valve, deep brain or neuro stimulator, medication pump, lap band or prosthesis. Please bring any information about the device with you to hospital.
Before you come to hospital, you will be advised whether your surgery will be performed as a day procedure or if you are required to stay overnight. Most patients are admitted on the day of their planned procedure.
It is important to follow all guidance and advice for your safety and best results. Further instructions or recommendations may be given to you prior to your operation, based on your individual health and circumstance.