Going toHospital

You’ll be admitted to hospital on the day of your procedure

If you’re having sedation, general or spinal anaesthesia, you may need to fast from midnight. When you get to the hospital, you may have to fill out a consent form if you haven’t done this already.

Waiting to go into the operating theatre

Expect to wait around for a while, as you may not be first on your doctor’s procedure list.

Your procedure

What happens in the procedure room?


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