Before Surgery

Consent forms will be filled out during the consultation with Dr Rae. A financial consent will also be undertaken if there are any out of pocket surgeon fees associated with your operation. You will also be provided with paperwork that will need to be filled out and returned to the hospital of your choice. You will likely need to attend a preadmission clinic where bloods, ECG and possibly a chest xray may be required to be taken. We will advise you of any medication that may need to be ceased prior to the operation. The hospital will advise you as to what time you need to fast from on the day of the operation. You may also be given special soaps to clean with in the days prior to surgery. You are likely to have a consultation with a physiotherapist prior to your operation.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING your Xrays, CT, and MRI etc with you on the day of surgery.