Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s)- Conditions & Procedures
Will the procedure or surgery hurt?
During a procedure anaesthesia ensures that you’re comfortable and feel no pain. If general anaesthesia is used, you’ll even sleep through the entire operation. After surgery any pain of discomfort you may experience can usually be controlled through medication and will usually subside in a matter of days.
How soon can I return to work?
Again, this differs widely on the procedure that has been performed, your doctor will advice you on how soon you can return to work.
Do I have to stay in the hospital overnight?
The majority of procedures do not require hospitalisation. Some surgeries may be require an overnight stay, and are performed in the operating rooms at one of the local hospitals where you will stay overnight.
What is the Recovery from Surgery Like? Will I be able to tolerate the pain post-operatively?
Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and we consider this. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative patients, and these help minimize discomfort. Most gynecological surgeries have minimal discomfort post- operatively.
When can I resume regular exercise?
The time a patient resumes regular exercises varies based on the operation performed. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and contact sports are allowed at 1 month in most cases.