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Having surgery is not an every day event.

Everyone at DRG Plastic Surgery wants to ensure that you have a good experience and feel comfortable.

We believe understanding what will happen and being prepared results in better physical and psychological outcomes.

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Before your procedure

1

You will make your consultation appointment via the DRG Plastic Surgery Office at the hospital of your choice.

2

Your initial consultation with David Gateley or Victoria Rose will incur a fee. This will be payable even in the unlikely event of you not proceeding to surgery.

3

We will write to you outlining the consultation and send you written information about your procedure as well as informed consent documentation and our practice guidelines.

4

You will see Mr Gateley or Miss Rose at least once more in a consultation to discuss the documentation and to have an opportunity to ask any questions to do with your treatment

On the day

1

You will have been sent information about times to attend and when to stop eating/drinking by the hospital you have chosen for your surgery.

2

Our anaesthetist will talk to you prior to your surgery about your anaesthetic and postoperative pain management.

3

We will see you before your procedure to go over the final details of your operation. This will involve signing a consent form and marking the proposed incisions on your skin. Photographs will also be taken with your consent.

4

Once you have signed your consent the nursing staff will ask you to change into your surgical gown.

After your procedure

1

We will see you immediately after your procedure to make sure all has gone well. If you are staying in hospital we will see you each day until discharged.

2

When discharged the nursing staff will arrange any pain relief and medication to take home. They will remind you of your follow up appointments and check and advise on any dressings that you might have.

3

Please have someone to collect you to take you home, and have someone to stay with you overnight for the first night. Our nurse will phone you during that first week to check all is well and answer any queries.

4

Your follow-up will usually be with either your surgeon or their nurse. Occasionally due to annual leave you might be asked to see a colleague. Normally follow-up comprises 2 to 3 post-operative consultations.

“David is a skilled approachable and knowledgable practitioner. I wouldn't go to anyone else."