The pre-operative information and procedures for surgery detailed here is a guide to what is to be expected with Dr Perotti.
Depending on the surgery you are having, you will be required to arrive at the hospital the night before or at least 6 hours before your surgery.
Dr Perotti will discuss your specific situation with you, but in most cases you will be required to fast for 8 hours before surgery.
You will need to make arrangements for someone to collect you when you are discharged as you will not be allowed to drive yourself.
You will be advised when to stop any medications that may increase your bleeding risk (eg aspirin).
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and leave any jewellery at home.
Before the procedure your skin will be cleaned and you will be given a general health check.
An intravenous line will be placed into a vein in your arm to administer fluid and medications.
You may be given a sedative to make you drowsy before your anaesthetic.
You will be given a general anaesthetic to put you to sleep.
Let Dr Perotti know if you develop a fever, cold or flu symptoms before your scheduled operation.
The information provided here is a guide to what is to be expected in the post-operative period. There may be a wide variation in what is expected after surgery, however, if there is a persisting severe problem it should always be referred back to Dr Perotti’s office.
In general the patient is able to get out of bed on the day of surgery. The wound is usually closed with dissolving sutures.
The wound should not be soaked underwater for the first week after surgery. Usually, the patient can shower with a dressing and change to a dry cover afterwards. It should not be soaked uncovered in a bath or pool for the first three weeks.
Most patients will be seen by a physiotherapist, who will provide instructions on general activities and exercises.
In general patients should not drive for 2 weeks after surgery. Each individual case will vary so discuss this with Dr Perotti.
It is usual and expected for there to be some pain related to the incision in the initial post-op period. This will in most cases only require medication for a few days. It then should settle to an ache requiring only mild analgesics. If there has been pain before surgery, it is not uncommon for there still to be twinges of similar pain and this will generally settle with time. Similarly, episodes of pins and needles where there has previously been pain or numbness is quite common and in many cases is to be expected unless severe.
If pain returns and is severe or numbness and pins and needles do not settle, then the patient should contact the office. If there are any problems with the wound, the patient should contact Dr Perotti’s office.
Each individual case will vary so discuss your recovery and post-op care with Dr Perotti.
Dr Vanessa Perotti consults out of Bella Vista, Westmead, and Wahroonga.
Dr Vanessa Perotti offers Telehealth consultations for patients who live remotely.
Dr Vanessa Perotti guarantees to see you for a consultation appointment within 1-2 weeks from booking.
Dr Vanessa Perotti operates Norwest Private Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital, and at Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN).
*Public patients are operated at Westmead Public Hospital.
Dr Vanessa Perotti guarantees procedures to take place within 1-2 weeks.
Yes, Dr Vanessa Perotti sees Public, Private, Work Cover and CTP patients.
Yes, Dr Vanessa Perotti is a No-gap provider, and there are no out of pocket fees for private patients requiring surgery.
Your initial appointment with Dr Vanessa Perotti is $290, and follow up appointments are $170. These payments are to be paid on the day.
Payment is requested at the time of consultation.
EFTPOS, debit and major credit cards and cash are accepted.
We do accept AMEX.
Dr Vanessa Perotti speaks English and Italian.
Our practice is committed to best practice in relation to the management of information we collect. We have developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (‘the Privacy Act’). Our policy is to inform you of:
What kinds of personal information do we collect?
The type of information we may collect and hold includes:
How do we collect and hold personal information?
We will generally collect personal information:
Why do we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information?
In general, we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
How can you access and correct your personal information?
You have a right to seek access to, and correction of the personal information that we hold about you.
How do we hold your personal information?
Our staff are trained and required to respect and protect your privacy. We take reasonable steps to protect information held from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. This includes:
Privacy related questions and complaints
If you have any questions about privacy-related issues or wish to complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or the handling of your personal information by us, you may lodge your complaint in writing to Dr Vanessa Perotti at Suite 106, 9 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153. We will normally respond to your request within 30 days.
If you are dissatisfied with our response, you may refer the matter to the OAIC:
Anonymity and pseudonyms
The Privacy Act provides that individuals must have the option of not identifying themselves, or of using a pseudonym, when dealing with our practice, except in certain circumstances, such as where it is impracticable for us to deal with you if you have not identified yourself.
We may disclose your personal information to the following overseas recipients:
Updates to this Policy
This Policy will be reviewed from time to time to take account of new laws and technology, changes to our operations and other necessary developments. Updates will be publicised on the practice’s website.
Contact details for privacy related issues
Dr Vanessa Perotti
Suite 106, 9 Norbrik Drive,
Bella Vista, NSW, 2153
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Dr Perotti would like to assure you that surgeries are still going ahead, and if NSW Health changes anything we will update all patients immediately.
Please keep your appointments as scheduled, unless you are in a restricted lockdown LGA.