Dr. Des Soares Orthopaedic Surgeon
Providing Specialist Orthopaedic Surgery on Brisbane's Southside
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Your surgery with Dr. Desmond Soares will be at

Greenslopes Private Hospital

 

BEFORE YOUR OPERATION

If for any reason you need to postpone your surgery (other illness, work etc.) please notify Dr. Soares so that he can give your theatre time to another patient.  If you have a cut or graze on the limb to be operated or become ill with a fever or have an infection please let Dr. Soares know. He may have to postpone your surgery because of the increased risk of infection in these situations.
 

ANAESTHESIA

Dr. Soares uses Greenslopes Anaesthesia Services. Please contact them for any information regarding your anaesthetic prior to your procedure.
 
 

PLEASE STOP TAKING ANY ASPIRIN, PLAVIX or ISCOVER FOR 1 WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY.

This will reduce the risk of excessive bleeding during your surgery. Please ask Dr. Soares if you have any concerns about stopping this medication.
 

PLEASE BRING YOUR XRAYS TO THE HOSPITAL

Please keep your xrays in a cool, dry spot. Xray films are easily damaged if left in the heat or direct sunlight. Please ensure you bring your films with you to the hospital. This allows Dr. Soares to have all your information available at the time of your surgery.
 

AFTER YOUR OPERATION

If your surgery is performed as day surgery then you will need someone to be home with you after your surgery for the first 24 hours.
 
You are not allowed to drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after a general anaesthetic.
 
 
 
                              Appointments   Ph: (07)   32085552
 
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