Mr. Dirk van Bavel

About my appointment

How do I make an appointment?

You will need to make the appointment yourself (please call the relevant hospital – you will find the contact numbers on the “CONTACT” page) You will need a referral from your GP.

What should I bring to my appointment?

When attending your appointment we ask that you bring the following

  • Referral from your local doctor or specialist
  • X-rays or other images you may have
  • Medicare card
  • Private Health Insurance Details
  • Pension or Health Care Card
  • Workcover or TAC claim number

What should I do to prepare for my operation?

Before surgery we will need to ensure that you are fit enough for an operation. After filling out a questionnaire you might need some tests before your operation.

You should discuss your medication with your Doctor to see which ones you should stop before surgery.

Try and lose some weight and stop smoking before your operation. This should decrease your risks and make your recovery quicker.

Have any tooth, gum, bladder or bowel problems treated before surgery to reduce the risk of infection later.

If you have any concerns with your health or have an infection or illness let your surgeon know before your operation.

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