Surgery Information

  • Are there out of pocket costs for surgery?

    Our reception staff will be able to provide you with an estimate of costs. Quotes for the cost of surgery can only be provided following your consultation with Dr Graze.

  • Preparing for Surgery

    If you are required to book surgery, our reception staff will talk you through the process. They will assist you in finding a suitable date for your procedure and guide you through the paperwork required by the hospital. Please ensure that you have all relevant personal information with you, e.g. Medicare and Health Insurance Details.

    You will be required to fast (nil by mouth, including water) prior to your surgery. Please listen carefully to your doctor and our reception staff in relation to this information.

    If you are unsure of when you need to begin fasting, please call (07) 5598 4455.

    When you shower in preparation for your surgery, please do not use any perfume, deodorant or apply makeup. Female patients should refrain from wearing nail polish. All jewellery should be removed, and valuable items left at home.

    Once a date for surgery has been arranged, you will be booked in one of the following pre-admission clinics (approximately 1 week prior to surgery).

    • John Flynn Private Hospital
    • Tweed Heads District Hospital
    • Murwillumbah District Hospital

    If you are having surgery on your right hip, you will be unable to drive for six weeks.

    As your surgery requires overnight admission, you should take the following to hospital with you:

    • Toiletries
    • Pyjamas
    • Comfortable Clothing
    • Medicare, Health Insurance Information
  • Following Surgery

    At the time of booking your surgery, you will be given a post-operative consultation date (approximately 2 weeks). If you are unsure of this consultation time, please call (07) 5598 4455.

    If you have been asked to wear a sling or brace, please do so as instructed.

    Prior to discharge from hospital, you will be given post-operative instructions. Please follow these closely as it will have a great impact on your recovery.

    Information in relation to post-operative exercises will be made available on our website, simply follow the link that pertains to your procedure. You should also take a copy of the post-operative instructions to any consultations you may have with your GP or physiotherapist following the procedure.

Gold Coast Orthopaedics

07 5598 4455
07 5598 4466
[email protected]
408 Coolangatta Road
Bilinga, QLD 4225