Your surgery day will eventually come (after what will probably feel like forever)! Read the Hospital Admissions page if you would like to find out more about what happens when you check in to hospital. To help you feel as comfortable as possible, here are some things to pack in your hospital bag for surgery:

  • Loose clothing
  • Slippers (your surgeon will want you to start walking as soon as possible after your
  • surgery)
  • Lip balm (your lips will likely get dry as your liquid intake will be restricted straight after
  • surgery)
  • Your medications (be sure to give this to your nurse when you check-in so they can
  • make sure you get everything on time)
  • Any medical devices (blood glucose monitor, hearing aid, etc)

The team at SBC can answer any questions you may have about what to pack for your surgery.

Risk: It is important to know that there are risks associated with any surgical procedure and general anaesthetic. These include allergies, chest infections, deep vein thrombosis and in even the remotest possibility however rare of death. At SBC, your Anaesthetist works to create the safest environment possible for you to have general anesthesia. Your surgeon will talk you through the risks associated with your type of surgery and answer any questions you may have. The multidisciplinary team at SBC are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about bariatric surgery. It is a big decision and we know it is something that will change your life for the better. Contact us to book your initial consultation.