Day of Surgery

Checklist of things to bring to the day of your procedure:

  • paperwork that we will have asked you to complete, including
  • informed financial consents, surgeons and hospital.
  • consent to have surgery
  • your contact details
  • your emergency contacts
  • your medical history
  • details of any medication you are currently using
  • your current glasses, contact lenses or prescription.
  • sunglasses (some patients are bothered by glare immediately after the surgery)
  • a care-giver, someone to bring you home
  • jacket or cardigan

What should I wear?

You will not have to change out of your street clothes so just wear something comfortable and non-constricting. A button-up shirt or blouse is best. Please remember that the air conditioning in an operating theatre is usually cooler than you would expect.

Will I be staying overnight?

No, the entire cycle from arrival to departure should take 2 to 3 hours. Our surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis and usually takes around 30 minutes.  The surgery can (and does) take longer in more tricky cases, but the results are normally still excellent.