• Our team will manage your recovery from diagnosis to recovery

    Upper Limb Specialist

  • Our team will manage your recovery from diagnosis to recovery

    Using the latest technology in the treatment of shoulder conditions

  • Our team will manage your recovery from diagnosis to recovery

    Our team will manage your journey from diagnosis to recovery

  • Our team will manage your recovery from diagnosis to recovery

    We can help you return to a happy and healthy lifestyle

Before Your Operation

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It is recommended that you download and print the PDF versions of these instructions so that you can bring a copy with you on the day of your operation.

Macquarie University Hospital (MUH)  

Before your Surgery Day:

1. Contact your health fund:
After you receive your operation quote from Dr Piper, please phone your private health fund to confirm the “out of pocket” expense for the surgery and hospital admission. The item numbers are listed on the quotation.

2. Complete and return the admission booklet:
Please ensure that you complete the admission form and return it to Macquarie University Hospital at least 5 days prior to your admission. The booklet can be emailed, faxed or handed in by person to the reception desk at the hospital. Contact details are on the inside cover of the booklet. If you email or fax, please bring the original on the day of your surgery. Please do not return the booklet to Dr Piper’s office.

3. Preadmission Clinic:
If required, please ensure you have attended the preadmission clinic prior to your surgery day. Blood tests, a chest x-ray and an ECG if usually performed prior to having a general anaesthetic, if you are over 60.

4. Blood Tests:
If required, please ensure you have your blood tests completed at least one week prior to your surgery day. A Hepatitis and HIV screen is done on all patients for safety purposes. If you are attending the preadmission clinic, blood tests will be performed during your appointment.

5. Medication:
If you are taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatory tablets or Natural Medications (eg Glucosamine, Garlic, Fish Oil, Gingko) stop these medications 10 days prior to your surgery. If you are on Warfarin, please discuss stopping your Warfarin with Dr Piper.

6. Admission Office:
The hospital admissions office will contact you the afternoon before your surgery to advise you of the arrival time and fasting time on the day of your surgery.

Please take care of yourself prior to your surgery – cuts, burns and abrasions increase the risk of infection and may delay your surgery.

If you have any queries, please phone Dr Piper's rooms on 02 9113 0606.

Hospital for Specialist Surgery  

Before your Surgery Day:

1. Contact your health fund:
After you receive your operation quote from Dr Piper, please phone your private health fund to confirm the “out of pocket” expense for the surgery and hospital admission. The item numbers are listed on the quotation.

2. Complete and return the admission booklet:
Please ensure that you complete the admission form and return it to the Hospital for Specialist Surgery at least 5 days prior to your admission. The booklet can be emailed, faxed or handed in by person to the reception desk at the hospital. Contact details are on the inside cover of the booklet. If you email or fax, please bring the original on the day of your surgery. Please do not return the booklet to Dr Piper’s office.

3. Preadmission Clinic:
If required, please ensure you have attended the preadmission clinic prior to your surgery day. Blood tests, a chest x-ray and an ECG if usually performed prior to having a general anaesthetic, if you are over 60.

4. Blood Tests:
If required, please ensure you have your blood tests completed at least one week prior to your surgery day. A Hepatitis and HIV screen is done on all patients for safety purposes. If you are attending the preadmission clinic, blood tests will be performed during your appointment.

5. Medication:
If you are taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatory tablets or Natural Medications (eg Glucosamine, Garlic, Fish Oil, Gingko) stop these medications 10 days prior to your surgery. If you are on Warfarin, please discuss stopping your Warfarin with Dr Piper.

6. Admission Office:
The hospital admissions office will contact you the afternoon before your surgery to advise you of the arrival time and fasting time on the day of your surgery.

Please take care of yourself prior to your surgery – cuts, burns and abrasions increase the risk of infection and may delay your surgery.

If you have any queries, please phone Dr Piper's rooms on 02 9113 0606.