Before surgery, Dr Michalka will discuss with you your general health to makes sure you don’t have any conditions that could interfere with your surgery or the outcomes. Routine tests, such as blood tests and xrays, are usually performed a week before any major surgery.
- Discuss any medication you are taking with Dr Michalka and your GP to see which ones you should stop taking before surgery.
- Report any infections or recent cuts
- Arrange for someone to help out with every day tasks like cooking, shopping and laundry
- Put items that you use often within easy reach before surgery so you won’t have to reach and bend as often