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.