Once a patient has been admitted to hospital for general surgery, the doctor and the nursing staff will give the patient more specific instructions.
The doctor may do some blood tests, an ECG or take chest x-rays. A full medical and anaesthetic history will be taken and any risk factors reported to the doctor.
A patient may not eat or drink for eight hours prior to surgery. A consent form is signed and a hospital theatre gown is to be worn to theatre.
Any jewellery, dentures, contact lenses and nail polish must be removed.
The anaesthetist may order pre-medication and a urine specimen will be sent to the laboratory for testing.
The patient may need to be shaved or receive a specific skin preparation prior to the procedure and identification bands will be fitted.
Dr. Blackie Swart
2nd Floor, South Wing
011 922 1122
Dr. Lloyd Vambe
1st Floor, Main Building
011 922 1551
Dr. Nick Wolmarans
8 Seekoei Str, van Riebeeckpark
011 976 3177
Dr. Paul Mbaya
3rd Floor Medical Suites 22 Pine Ave
011 922 1229
Dr. Tarig Mohammed
Sessional Rooms Blockhouse Str
011 922 1141