Preparing for Surgery

If you and Mr Booth decide that surgery will help you, you’ll need to learn what to expect from the surgery and create a treatment plan for the best results afterward.

Preparing mentally and physically for surgery is an important step toward a successful result. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems.

Before surgery, Mr Booth will perform a complete physical examination to make sure you don’t have any conditions that could interfere with the surgery or the outcomes.

Routine tests, such as blood tests and X-rays are usually performed a week before any major operation.

In order to achieve the best result from any operation, it’s important to know what to expect and what will be expected of you.

Mr Booth encourages all his patients to ask any questions or air any concerns before your surgery as well as during the recovery phase.

Mr Booth Operates

Knox Private Hospital
262 Mountain Highway
Wantirna, VIC 3152

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Epworth Eastern Hospital
1 Arnold St
Box Hill, VIC 3128

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Before your surgical procedure

On the day of surgery

Do not eat or drink anything 5 hrs before your procedure. Whilst under anaesthetic your body’s normal reflexes are relaxed and there is a risk that your stomach contents could enter your windpipe or lungs and can cause significant complications

If you are having a day procedure,
arrange for someone to take
you home, you will not be
able to drive for at least 24 hours

If you are staying overnight,
leave your valuables at home

If you had surgery on an extremity, keep that limb elevated and use ice as directed to decrease swelling and pain

Take your pain
medicine as directed

Read your post-operative
instructions carefully

You will be seen regularly by Mr Booth during your stay in hospital and assisted throughout your recovery.

For any questions after the surgery, call Mr Booth at the rooms on 03 9897 4922 or call the hospital where you had your procedure.