Any surgery is a stressful experience. Dr Novikova works with a highly skilled and very pleasant team so you can be assured you will be looked after very well and will receive excellent care. Dr Novikova and her assistant will give you as much information as possible so you know what to expect. Make sure to ask all the questions you have about the surgery. Dr Novikova will take you through the details of the procedure, she will explain what you can expect depending on your situation and your wishes.
You will have to fill in all the required hospital documentation when you arrive. We will gladly assist you with this process.
You will get information about the anaesthetist and the hospital where the procedure will be performed.
Please inform the doctor about all regular medications and supplements you take. Some medications have to be stopped before the procedure.
You should not eat and drink anything six hours before the operation. You can shave the area of surgery a few days before, however, it is not essential.
You will be admitted to the hospital on the day of the procedure and very likely to be discharged the same day.
Do not take any valuables with you to the hospital. It is a good idea to have a support person with you (friend or family member). You can advise the doctor who you wish to be called following the procedure.
After the surgery, you will stay in the hospital until you are awake enough to go home. You should have someone to pick you up from the hospital. Dr Novikova will prescribe pain medication, antibiotics, and antibacterial ointment to apply the wound area if necessary.
You can eat and drink immediately after the operation. Dr Novikova will advise when you can resume exercise and sex. Generally, you should not insert anything vaginally for 6 weeks after the operation.
You are not allowed to drive for 24 hours after general anaesthetic and resumption of driving will depend on the type of surgery, level of pain and your motor-vehicle insurance rules.
Please contact Dr Novikova if you have any issues or questions.