DAY OF SURGERY

What to do

  • Please shower and wash your hair
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Do not wear makeup or jewellery
  • Fast as requested
  • Take your medication as instructed
  • Please do not bring any valuables. Canberra Microsurgery will not take responsibility for securing these.

What to bring

  • Completed Health Questionnaire
  • Any test results from your General Practitioner
  • Medicare card
  • Health Fund membership number and cover details
  • DVA card
  • Signed Informed Financial Consent
  • Advance Health Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney for health matters
  • Medications such as Puffers or Insulin if used

What to expect

  • Our administration staff will help you finalise your admission and account, and answer any questions you may have
  • A nurse will welcome you into the day surgery, make you comfortable and commence any pre-surgery observations and medications
  • Your anaesthetist will review your health and discuss anaesthesia with you and answer your questions
  • After surgery you will be taken in to the recovery area and given some light refreshments.
  • Our nurses will continue to monitor your care, go through any aftercare instructions with you and escort you back to your carers when you're ready to leave
  • Most patients will need to attend a post-operative appointment the next day. The time and place for this will be discussed with you and your carer on discharge
  • 2 or 3 days after surgery one of our nursing staff will call to confirm the progress of your recovery

Relatives, carers and friends

If accompanying a patient you are welcome to wait in our comfortable reception area. Tea and coffee are available.

Alternatively, we will ring you when the patient is ready to leave.

The average length of stay is approximately 3 hours.

Our location is adjacent to the Woden Plaza shopping complex.