Dr Amy Tang will perform your surgery either at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane, or at the Greenslopes Private Hospital on the southside of Brisbane.
Once you have confirmed your surgery with Dr Tang, you should complete an Online Admission Form to register your contact details and private health fund information with The Wesley Hospital or Greenslopes Private Hospital. Alternatively you can contact the hospital’s Pre-admission Centre between 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Patients having minor procedures will be booked as “Day Surgery”. Some of these day procedures include:
- Hysteroscopy, Dilatation and Curettage
- Gynaecological Examination under Anaesthesia
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
You will be observed after your surgery for a few hours in the Day Surgery Unit at The Wesley Hospital or Greenslopes Private Hospital. When you have fully recovered, you will be discharged home on the same day. Please ensure that before your operation, you have arranged a responsible adult to take you home. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to drive home yourself after Day Surgery.
Keyhole Surgery (Laparoscopy)
If you are having an “keyhole surgery” (laparoscopy), you will usually stay 1-2 nights in hospital. The length of stay is variable, and depends on your specific condition and the speed of your recovery. If your recovery is slow, it may be necessary for you to stay a bit longer.
Open Surgery (Laparotomy)
If you are having an open operation (laparotomy), you will usually stay 3-4 nights in hospital. The length of stay is variable, and depends on your specific condition and the speed of your recovery. If your recovery is slow, it may be necessary for you to stay a bit longer.
Some patients requiring major surgery will need to have some pre-operative blood tests, including a “Full Blood Count” (FBC) and “Group and Hold”, so that your blood can be screened and to ensure that blood is available for transfusion in the event that it is required during your surgery. This blood test should be performed less than 7 days prior to your operation.