Preparing for Surgery

Preparation is Key for safe and successful surgery

In order to safely prepare for surgery and get the best result you may need to

  • Get blood tests or x-rays
  • Undergo a medical evaluation by a specialist if have any preexisting medical conditions.
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery.
  • Stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and some herbal supplements such as vitamin E and any fish oils as they can increase chances of bleeding

Dr Turner and his team will inform and advise you about preparing for surgery.

Here are 5 Helpful Steps to preparing for Surgery with Dr Turner

1. Your Hospital Admission Paperwork

You will be given hospital admission form and consent forms at your second consultation with Dr Turner. You are required to return these forms directly to the hospital no later than 7 days prior to your surgery. The hospital will be in contact with you the day before your surgery to advise you on arrival time and fasting details.

For certain procedures, you will be required to purchase a postoperative surgical garment which helps with swelling, recovery and offers extra support after your surgery. At your second consultation with Dr Turner, you will be measured for correct sizing allocation and we will order the garment for you.

2, You’ll need to Fast before Surgery – No Foods or Fluids

Fasting generally commences 6hrs prior to your arrival to the hospital and these details will be confirmed by the hospital staff the day prior to your surgery. So generally if your procedure is in the morning then no fluids or food after midnight or if it’s in the afternoon than an early 6am breakfast. If you take medications, you can still have these with a sip of water.

3. Arriving At Hospital

You will need to arrive at the hospital approximately 1 hour prior to your surgery time to do your hospital admission check-in. We advise all patients to arrange a family member or friend to drive them to the hospital.

4. You’ll need to be Picked up from Hospital

All patients must arrange for a family member or friend to pick them up upon discharge from the hospital. You are not permitted to take public transport, drive or walk home by yourself. The effects of anesthetic will still be in your body for the first 24hrs so it’s recommended that during this time you do not make any serious or legal decisions.

5. You’ll need support at home too

While some procedures have a fairly quick recovery and may only require support at home for the first 24 hours after surgery, others may have more prolonged recovery time and you may require support for 5 to 7 days. Dr Turner and his staff will inform you of how much support you may require at home depending on the procedure you are having.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

  • Enquire to find out more about your surgery
  • Please read our website to learn more about your intended procedure

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A GP Referral is required to Consult with Dr Turner (under new AHPRA Regulations)
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

How to Book Your Consultation

  • You can book your initial consultation by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment


  • To find out more information about surgery you can book a FREE 15-minute phone conversation with our Friendly Patient Care team via Calendly- Book Consultant 1 or Book Consultant 2

Contact us or call on  1300 437 758  to arrange your surgeon consultation in Sydney.

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