• Be sure that you have informed us of any previous surgery, allergies, health problems, or current medications that you are taking
  • Do not take Aspirin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or anti-inflammatories for one week prior to surgery as these may cause bleeding. If you need pain relief use Panadol. Be sure to take any medications prescribed to you as directed
  • Do not consume any alcoholic beverages for several days before surgery. Alcohol may cause bleeding and may interfere with the other medications you are taking
  • Do not eat anything for at least 4 hours prior to the procedure. Water is not restricted Take your regular medication
  • On the day of the procedure, wear loose, warm clothing, and bring a pair of warm socks
  • Please advise our staff of any removable dentures or contact lenses. Please do not wear contact lenses on the day of surgery
  • Please do not wear any jewelry or bring any valuables on the day of the procedure. Whilst we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your valuables, we cannot be responsible for any lost items.
  • Have a responsible adult to bring you to and from the surgery, not a taxi driver or yourself. Do not plan to drive a vehicle for 24 hours
  • Arrange for someone to stay with you for the first night after surgery
  • If you develop a cold or infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your surgery may have to be postponed, so please call us to double check
  • Surgery will be performed under local anaesthetic and some Intra Muscular analgesia. Many patients also will have an anti-anxiety tablet half an hour before the procedure. Throughout the procedure, I will be assisted by at least one other member of staff
  • The harvesting procedure will take one hour. You will be in recovery for at least one hour while the stem cells are separated. The cells will then be injected. You can expect to be with us for three hours. Please check with our staff on the day of the procedure for an approximate pickup time
  • It is imperative that you read the post-operative instructions both before and again after the procedure. These instructions are for your benefit and speedy recovery. It is also recommended that you give a copy of the post-operative instructions to the person who will be taking care of you after the procedure.