When you arrive
What do I bring for my appointment?
- Current Referral letter
- Medicare card
- Private insurance details-if applicable
- List of medications
- Any imaging(ultrasound, CT, MRI)or pathology reports
- Any relevant information from previous specialists or medical practitioners relevant to your condition
What happens at my appointment
- Please follow the fasting instructions given by the hospital where the surgery is to be performed.
- There may be a need to take medication like Bowel prep or bring certain prescription devices like the Mirena-please check with your doctor and bring them with you on the day.
- Do not smoke or drink any alcoholic beverages during the 48 hours before & after your surgery.
- Please bring a list of your allergies and medications before the surgery.
- Do not bring or wear any jewellery or valuables. All body piercing especially those on the abdomen or pelvic area must be removed. If they cannot be removed please make the doctor/nurse aware of them.
- Brush your teeth without swallowing. If you wear dentures, you will be asked to remove them before surgery. They will be placed in a denture cup and returned to you after surgery. Please leave partial-plate dentures at home.
- Please wear little or no makeup and remove coloured nail polish.
- Do not shave the pubic area but clip or trim Pubic hair as appropriate
- Please arrange for someone to pick you up from the hospital. It is not advisable to drive home after a general anaesthetic. Please allow sufficient time for recovery.
- Most recovery advice is based on common sense and logic.
- If it hurts, don’t do it. Your doctor will advise you on recovery times for specific surgeries.
If you require a sick certificate or attendance certificate please ask the doctor for one or let the reception/recovery staff know.
At Lotus Medics we use and electronic medical record (EMR) called Clinic to Cloud, in our efforts to go green and as much as possible try to be paperless. The contents of the EMR are kept on a secure server in Australia and are very well guarded against malicious attacks and ransomware.
We comply with the Federal Privacy Act, which sets out rules to handle patient data in a responsible and confidential manner.
Your data will not be released to third parties without your consent unless it is required so by law or in the belief that such action is necessary to protect the rights or property of Lotus Medics and the safety of the website users of www.lotusmedics.com.au.
The information provided in various sections in the Patient Information page has been derived from various organisations like the IUGA (International Urogynaecological Association), RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK) and RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Australia) and other resources.
Lotus Medics does not claim to own or in any way infringe any copyright of any organisations and recognises the original work by organisations that have produced this material.
The main aim of collating the material on the website is to allow ease of access for this material for women. If this hurts any policies of any organisation, please feel free to call 1300 3LOTUS (1300 356 887) and we are happy to address your concerns.