The care following a procedure will depend on the specific procedure. Please follow the advice and instructions given to you personally by your Doctor and the staff at MIGYNAE. A more specific set of instructions will be included in your surgery pack relative to your specific procedure.
What to expect
Hospital and recovery times
- Minor laparoscopic procedures for conditions such as mild endometriosis and removal of ovarian cysts is a day procedure and possibly one night in hospital. The patient will usually recover and return to their usual routines in 7 to 10 days.
- Major laparoscopic procedures for conditions such as treatment of severe endometriosis and a laparoscopic hysterectomy usually requires one or two days in hospital. The patient will usually recover and return to their usual routines in 2-3 weeks.
Things to be mindful of
Following recent surgery, it is imperative that you contact the rooms of MIGYNAE if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Excessive bleeding
- High temperature
- Abnormal discharge
The rooms can be contacted on 9500 1828 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Dr Ang and Dr Kathurusinghe can be contacted via their paging service after hours on 9387 1000
Sutures must be removed 5-7 days post surgery. You will either have an appointment to do this already provided in your surgery pack or have been advised to visit your GP to have it done.
All details of your surgery will be forwarded to your nominated General Practitioner.
Looking after yourself!
You have just had a General Anaesthetic, so over the next 24 hours, make sure you get adequate rest, no heavy lifting or housework, don’t drive a car, drink alcohol, operate machinery or sign legal documents.
What to take home
- Remember to take home any medications prescribed for you or any you have brought to the hospital
- Keep surgery pack nearby and refer to specific instructions regarding the after care for your specific operation.