Pre Operative Instructions

I have to undergo Surgery, what must I keep in mind?

Get Authorisation From Your Medical Aid

  • Please take the pre‚Äďauthorisation form to your Medical Aid.
  • You also need to take the Medical Aid authorisation number with you to the hospital.

Before Surgery with General Anaesthesia

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to surgery.
  • Arrange for transport from hospital. Patients are not allowed to drive for 24 hours after surgery.

Before Surgery with Local Anaesthesia

  • Eat and drink your normal diet
  • Take your normal daily medications as prescribed by your doctor before surgery.