The most important person involved in your surgery is YOU, the soon to be patient. The checklist below provides you with important questions and some “To – Do’s”, to help you become familiar with your planned treatment and actively participate in your plan of care, to ensure your maximal recovery.
No planned surgery can be performed without your informed consent. When you agree to surgery, you are effectively appointing your surgeon to act in your best interests while you are anaesthetized. Topics you may wish to discuss with your Surgeon are:
Depending on the procedure and the patient’s individual general health, recovery time will vary from person to person. In order to plan your recovery, you may wish to discuss question, like the ones listed below with your Physician.
Other than your Surgeon, YOU, have the most important role to play in your surgery and recovery period. Here are some tips that you can discuss with your Doctor, to help you get ready for your best possible outcome.
Arrive early for your Pre Admission Clinic Interview – Make sure you bring all your medications in their original bottles. Please make sure you are accompanied by family or a close friend, to assist you if necessary
Remove all jewellery! If you have a ring, or body piercings that you are unable to remove, you must go to a Jeweller and have them cut off.
Do not bring jewellery or valuables to the hospital, as the hospital is not responsible for misplaced or lost items. If you wear glasses or a hearing aide(s), make sure you bring a protective case and extra batteries. Please make sure to store all items in their protective cases, labeled with your name, when not in use.
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