This section will provide you with information about the most common operations performed in the private sector, that will include summary of the condition, the operation, potential side effects (both short and longterm) and recovery from surgery. The information provided here might not apply fully to your operation, therefore, the surgery will be discussed with you in the clinic and on admission before your surgery.
Generally before the operation, you may need to have some blood tests, chest X-Ray and trace for your heart (ECG). High risk patients or longer operations may require a review by the anaesthetist for further assessment. Before your surgery, you need to stay nil by mouth for 6 hours for food and 3 hours for fluids. Also you need to wear special stockings (TEDs) that the ward will provide to minimise the risk of DVT. After operation, you usually receive a Clexane injection under the skin (to thin the blood and reduce the risk of DVT) every night you are in the hospital.