You’ll be admitted to hospital on the day of your surgery
You’ll have to fast before your procedure – your specialist will explain what you need to do. You’ll fill out a consent form if you haven’t done this already.
Some patients having the keyhole operation choose to go home the same day. This is usually a joint decision that you and your doctor will make beforehand.
If you have an open operation you’ll probably stay 2 or 3 nights.
Waiting to go into the operating theatre
Be prepared to wait to go into theatre, while your surgeon works through their procedure list.
Pros and cons of public hospitals
Understanding your hospital choices will help you decide what's right for you.