What to expect on the day

The most important task in preparation for your appointment – whether for a pre-op assessment or the actual surgery – is to make sure you keep all your letters safe. Then please ensure you read them properly in advance – they will contain all the information that you need. All of our procedures have been designed to minimise your time spend on site.

Be prepared for your appointment and ensure you know the location beforehand.

Cataract Surgery

You will be advised on a pre-op eye drop regime and provided with these in advance. You will be advised of infection control measures which may include an element of isolation and testing. These will be explained to you in advance.

You are best arriving in your car and arriving at the surgery in the car park. Depending on your Covid status we may ask you to take a test. This will be explained in advance.

You will be taken to a designated area where you will be checked in.

  • A Theatre Practitioner will carry out some pre-op checks and administer some pre-op eye drops.
  • You will then be seen by the Surgeon who will determine your lens requirement
  • The theatre team will call you to Theatre where you will be checked in, your details confirmed and safety checks completed regarding your lens
  • Post Op Recovery

You will be cared for by The Recovery Practitioner who will go through your Post op care, Post Op eye drop regime and follow up appointments

  • Later that day you will receive a telephone call to confirm everything is ok.

Hernia Surgery

You will have up to two assessments. One with our Surgeon and a follow up assessment with a Theatre Practitioner if the Surgeon confirms you require a Hernia repair.

We will contact you the day before the procedure to check through your preop requirements

  • You are best arriving in your car and arriving at the surgery in the car park. Depending on your Covid status we may ask you to take a test. This will be explained in advance.
  • You and your carer will be escorted to an allocated area where you will be checked in. You will undergo a brief assessment where we will confirm our preop checks and blood pressure measurement. (The carer will be sat and waiting in a designated area)
  • From there we will get you gowned for theatre and the Surgeon and Anaesthetist will complete their checks before you go into theatre.
  • You will have your procedure under Local Anaesthetic and sedation
  • Post Op Recovery

You will be attended to by a Practitioner who will monitor you for half an hour. Your carer will be in attendance to listen to your post op care instructions and follow up appointment.

  • We will ring you the following day to confirm you are ok.

Hand Surgery

You will have an assessment with one of our Surgeons who will confirm your course of treatment.

On the day of the operation you are best arriving in your car and arriving at the surgery in the car park. Depending on your Covid status we may ask you to take a test.

  • You will be escorted to an allocated area where you will be checked in
  • You will be called to theatre by the theatre team who will check your details before starting.

Please wear lose clothing around the arm we are operating on so the tourniquet can be applied

  • The procedure itself should not take more than 15mins
  • Post Op Recovery

A Practitioner will put the operated arm in a sling and discuss the post op care and follow up appointments.

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