Preparing for Surgery

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We are committed to supporting you through your surgical journey.  Below is some helpful information for you as you prepare for your surgery.  If you have further questions, please contact Sole’vita on (02) 6282 1153.

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What Do I Bring?

As your stay with us will be brief, please bring only essential requirements. (For day stay patients you will not be admitted to a room and your personal belongings will be placed into a locker for safe keeping whilst your procedure takes place). On admission to Sole’ vita you will be asked to change into a patient surgical gown and provided with a dressing gown, so there is no need to bring pyjamas or other clothing to wear whilst in our care.

Please Bring:

  • Medications – all prescription and non-prescription medication you are currently taking.
  • X-rays or scans relevant to your procedure.
  • Medicare, DVA card or Health Fund Card.
  • Something to Read, Pen & Paper.
  • Personal Toiletries.
  • Slippers (patient gowns and dressing gowns will be provided).
  • Loose clothing to wear home. (Button-up or Zip fronted clothing is easier to put on).
  • Flat slip on shoes
  • DO NOT bring jewellery or valuables with you (No responsibility will be taken for loss or theft of these items).

Fasting Information

You only need to fast before surgery if you are undergoing General Anaesthetic.

If your surgery is under General Anaesthetic, the following information is essential in preparing for your procedure:

  • You must not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to an anaesthetic (this includes chewing gum or sucking lozenges).
  • For morning surgery scheduled between 7am and 12 Midday: please fast from Midnight.
  • For afternoon surgery scheduled between 1pm and 5pm you are permitted to have a light breakfast (e.g. tea and toast) prior to 7am.
  • DO NOT take any diabetic medications on the day of surgery.
  • STOP SMOKING for at least 14 days prior to your surgery, (ideally six weeks).
  • STOP all aspirin or aspirin based medication two weeks before surgery.
  • If you take Warfarin, or other blood thinning drugs, always check with your surgeon.
  • DO NOT consume alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear jewellery including piercings (a wedding ring is permitted).
  • Do not wear makeup, perfume, or nail polish.


Where possible we will provide you with a quote listing expected out of pockets expenses, two weeks prior to your surgery.  Our staff will perform a Health Fund Check and ensure you have the appropriate level of cover with your fund to cover all hospital expenses.  If you are not covered we contact you as soon as possible and provide you with a quote relevant to your surgery.  We strongly recommend you check the following details with your Health Insurance Fund prior to your hospital admission.  You can do this by quoting the MBS item number provided by your surgeon and requesting the following information;

  • Clarify the level of cover you have with your Insurance fund is appropriate for the procedure to be performed at Sole’vita. eg. You may not be covered for a Private Hospital or for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Procedures.
  • Ensure you have exceeded any waiting periods associated with this procedure.
  • Clarify any out of pocket expenses. eg. excesses or co-payments required.

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