Making Arrangements for SurgeryThe Harley Medical
Making Arrangements for Surgery
The Harley Medical Group has a well-established booking and admissions process based upon 21 years of patient wellbeing and excellence. Each of the stages can be discussed with your Nurse Counsellor who will be pleased to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
- Arranging the date of your procedure with your Nurse Counsellor:
• Making allowances for time off work; (typically 1 - 2 weeks, depending on the nature of your job)
• Consider the implications on your family and work, as in some instances physically demanding jobs or those that require a lot of driving will be difficult immediately post surgery. You may want to consider arranging surgery well away from any important events e.g. getting married
• If you have children, depending on the procedure and advice from the Nurse Counsellor and Surgeon you may want to make arrangements for childcare
• Our fees are payable prior to the procedure being conducted. Regrettably there may be a delay or even cancellation if payment is not made by the due date
- Confirm that you have informed your GP of the procedure and the date of admission.
- Arrange a date for your pre-operative tests with your Nurse Counsellor as required by the Surgeon conducting the procedure surgery.
- Confirm that you have arranged transport to and from the clinic carrying out the procedure. The Harley Medical Group can arrange this for you if required. It is imperative that you have made the travel arrangements for after your treatment, and that you will have a reliable adult stay with you for 24 hours after surgery. If this is not done, the procedure cannot proceed.
- Pack an overnight bag.
- Please keep us informed of your general state of health immediately prior to surgery i.e. if you have contracted a cold, infection or flu etc.
- Please inform us immediately if you become pregnant.
The Harley Medical Group is committed to ensuring your recovery is as easy and comfortable as possible. Your future wellbeing is paramount, and following surgery the following sequence of events will take place:
- Your Surgeon will discuss your post-operative care.
- You may be supplied with post-operative medication to take as part of the recovery procedure.
- Your Nurse Counsellor will provide you with 24 hours 7 days a week contact information.
- A follow up appointment will be made to check on progress and remove stitches (if required) 7 - 14 days after surgery.
- A further appointment will also be made to review and assess the outcome of the procedure and your rate of recovery. Further appointments may be required, depending on the procedure and rate of recovery, as determined by your Surgeon.
- Please follow the post-operative instructions from the Surgeon carefully as we are committed to ensuring that you receive the very best post-operative care.
- Whilst you need to allow yourself time to recover from surgery, with rest being an essential element of this process, it is important that you stay active.
- In the event of any concerns or questions please call your Nurse Counsellor in the first instance.