Surgery

Pre-Operative Information

Please call Dr Clare Myers' rooms with any specific questions that have not been answered here.

What to do

  • Fast for 6-8 hours prior to surgery
  • Some patients require a ‘bowel prep’ before their procedure. Please check with Dr. Myers if this is unclear
  • Some patients are required to take specific medications to improve surgical results. Please check with Dr. Myers if this is unclear
  • The hospital will usually call the day prior to surgery to confirm times of admission and your details
  • Ensure you have completed and delivered (post/fax) the required forms at least 5 days prior to admission (Consent for Treatment, Patient Admission Details, Patient Health History)
  • Call your private health fund to check cover and any out of pocket expenses
  • Consider what assistance you will need once discharged

What to bring

  • All and any medications in their original packaging
  • Any X-rays or scan results that you or your GP might have
  • Walking aids if required
  • Something comfortable to wear in hospital (dressing gown, slippers)>/li<
  • A comfortable pair of clothes to wear home after surgery
  • Toiletries (if overnight stay)
  • Book/Magazine (for time spent waiting)

Post-Operative Information

The care following a procedure can depend on the specific procedure. Please follow the advice and instructions given personally by Dr. Clare Myers.

Please report to her any excessive bleeding, high temperature, or abnormal discharge.

Common procedures and their recovery times and in-hospital times below:

  • Minor laparoscopic procedures for conditions such as mild endometriosis and removal of ovarian cysts is a day procedure and possibly one night in hospital. The patient will usually recover and return to their usual routines in 7 to 10 days.
  • Major laparoscopic procedures for conditions such as treatment of sever endometriosis and a laparsopic hysterectomy usually requires one or two days in hospital. The patient will usually recover and return to their usual routines in 7 to 2-3 weeks.

Contact Dr Clare Myers' Rooms

on (03) 9349 1704 with any questions regarding your hospital stay which have not been addressed here