On the day of surgery, you will be checked in at reception and the nursing staff will complete your admission. You will be changed into hospital clothes and escorted through to the pre-operative area. Simon and his anaesthetist will see you and go over the surgical plan again. Your support person can accompany you through to this area but cannot come through into the operating room itself.
The anaesthetist will discuss options with you. Typically a general anaesthetic (going to sleep) is performed, with other options such as a local anaesthetic nerve block or a spinal anaesthetic used as required. Please let us know if you have any particular concerns about your anaesthetic and we can ensure these are addressed.