Dr Smith and his team have prepared these handy notes so you know what to expect on the day of your operation. They look forward to caring for you and making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Dr Smith performs operations at three hospitals in Sydney's south. Please take note of any instructions provided by the hospital where your procedure is scheduled.
St George Private Hospital
1 South St
Kogarah NSW 2217
Patient and visitor parking is available in a new multi-storey car park located on Hogben Street, adjacent to St George Private Hospital. Limited car parking is also available in the underground car park.
You should not eat or drink within 6 hours of the proposed surgery.
On the morning of your operation you should take your usual medications with a small sip of water or clear fluids (see above) unless otherwise directed.
In general you should bathe and wash your hair with plain unscented soap.
It is important to remove all rings on the arm to be operated prior to surgery.
Before the operation Dr Smith will see you and go over the operative plan again and confirm your consent for the operation.
You will wake up in the Recovery Room where a nurse will check on you until you are fully awake.