Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
Mogo Day Surgery will only accept referred patients. It is a requirement of Medicare and medical insurance companies that a current referral is in place in relation to the procedure being performed and the specialist being seen. Referrals are valid for 12 months and it is the patients responsiblity to ensure the referral has not expired.
How can my family doctor help me to obtain specialist medical care?
Before seeing any medical specialist it is always preferable to talk to your own family doctor who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist care is appropriate. If it is, they can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your needs and provide a referral. Your family doctor can help to provide better care for you by informing the specialist of information relevant to your health. Communicating with the specialist will also enable your family doctor to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.
How long will I be at Mogo Day Surgery?
On average you will be at our centre for approximately four (4) hours, it is advised that you ask our reception staff when you book in as they may be able to give you a better approximation.
I am having a colonoscopy, why do I have to take the bowel preparation?
The bowel needs to be empty to allow for a complete examination, any large particles or debris within the bowel may obscure the vision of the Endoscopist leading to an incomplete examination.
Will I see the doctor before I go home?
The Endoscopist will see you and discuss your results prior to your discharge and advise of any follow up that may be required.
When can I return to work?
You will have received sedation for the procedure which will affect your concentration and memory in the short term. You should be well enough to return to work the day after your procedure. We recommend you do not drive, operate machinery or sign any documentation for 24 hours following your sedation.
Why can’t I catch public transport?
As you have had sedation you are not permitted to drive. Also you cannot travel by public transport unless escorted by a friend or family member. This is for your safety and that of fellow travellers.
Can I take my medication on the day of the procedure?
If you are on any heart, epileptic or blood thinning medication please discuss this with your anaesthetist at the pre-anaesthetic check prior to the procedure.
How long will it be before I feel normal again?
Every person is different and will recover at a different rate. You should be able to return to your normal activities within 24 hours.
When will I know my result?
The Endoscopist will see your after your procedure, prior to your discharge, and advise you of your result. They will also advise you if any pathology has been taken. You will also be advised of any follow up that may be necessary, whether this is with the Endoscopist or your family doctor. A review appointment will be made for you by reception staff prior to your departure.