Preparing for surgery
Pre Operative Appointment with Dr Blair Bowden
In the week leading up to your surgery with Dr Blair Bowden you will be required to have a pre operative appointment with Dr Blair Bowden. During this appointment Dr Blair Bowden will answer any of your final questions you may have as well as go through all your surgery consent forms and give you your admission time. This is also when you pay your account.
After you have been changed into your stylish theatre garb you will be escorted to the Patient Preparation Unit, the staff here will make sure you are adequately prepared for your operation. Once the Pre Operation Area calls for you, you will then be wheeled into the Pre Operation Area where you will usually be visited by the anaesthetist and Dr Blair Bowden and wheeled into surgery. Once in the operating room, Dr Blair Bowden will have a chat to you to help calm any nerves (and possibly take requests for any music you wish to drift off to sleep to). The anaesthetist will then insert an IV (and mix a great cocktail) and before you know it you will awake in post op.
After you spend some time in post op you will be moved to the ward where your friends and relatives can visit.