Day of Surgery Process

Phone - 4331 1545

 

Day of Surgery process:

  • The hospital will call you to confirm your admission time prior to your procedure.

  • Fasting for at least 6hrs before surgery – nothing to eat or drink.

  • The Anaesthetist will advise you whether to take your regular medications on

       the day of your procedure. Use only a sip of water. You should have ceased all

       blood thinners 1 week ago.

  • Shower at home. No Soaps, creams, deodorants, powders etc.

  • You do not need to shave the pubic area, as this will be done by nursing staff at the

        hospital, if necessary.

  • If you shave regularly, please refrain form shaving the week of the procedure. 

  • Please remove any piercings.

  • Present to the allocated Hospital Reception (Mater or Friendlies).

  • You will be guided to the Day Surgery Lounge.

  • Pre-op tests will be completed (Blood pressure, ECG, temperature etc)

  • You will change into a theatre gown with disposable underwear.

  • You may be waiting at this stage (2-3hrs), so bring some reading material

  • You will be seen by the Anaesthetist. A canula will be inserted into your arm for fluids during theatre.

  • Medication to help you relax may also be given. 

  • Your valuables will be taken with you to the Ward Post Operatively.

​Post Surgery:

  • You will spend 1-2 hrs in recovery before you are taken to the Ward.

  • Upon arrival, Ward staff will contact your Next of Kin. Please ensure all phone numbers are current.

  • You will generally not have anything to eat or drink for 4hrs post-operatively.

  • You may have a PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) for pain control.

  • You will have a drip for intravenous fluids.

  • You will have an IDC (Indwelling Catheter) in place to drain your urine for the major procedures.

  • Dr Swanepoel will see you at the end of his Operation list and during ward rounds.

  • Ward staff will monitor your vital signs regularly, then 4th hourly over night.

 

What to bring?:

  • All diagnostic imaging films and reports performed prior to surgery: (CT scans, Chest X-ray, Ultra-sounds). The results of blood tests will automatically be downloaded into our computer system (no need to bring those with you).

  • Usual medications.

  • Loose fitting nighties.

  • Reading material for Pre-op waiting.

  • Stable, comfortable footwear i.e slippers.

  • Minimal valuables (not in excess of $50).

Discharge from Hospital:

  • Recovery time is individual and based upon your surgery. Day procedures will need to stay a few hours before discharge. Major procedures usually need 2-4 days as inpatient.

  • Follow Doctor`s post surgery instructions as outlined in the Post Surgery section. 

  • A supply of pain medication for the next few days will be supplied as indicated.

  • A follow up appointment has already been made for 6 weeks. If you are not sure about the date and time please contact Sandra or Ami at the rooms (07 4331 1545) 

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If you have any questions regarding the admission forms please contact the hospital. 

Friendly Society Private Hospital 

Ph: 07 4331 1000

Mater Misericordiae Hospital 

Ph: 07 4153 9539

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Bundaberg Gynaecology

39 Crofton Street,

Bundaberg QLD 4670

Contact Us

Phone: (07) 4331 1545

Fax: (07) 4151 0522

Email: bgosreception@gmail.com

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