Appointments 0499 526 319

Neurosurgeon

PERSONALISED EVIDENCE BASED CARE

Bella Vista  |  Westmead  |  Wahroonga  |  Concord

Services & Specialties

Pre-operative Information

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.

What to do

  • 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.

Please let Dr Perotti know if you develop a fever, cold or flu symptoms before your scheduled operation.

 

Any questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact our friendly staff for more information or Contact us.

What To Bring To Your Consultation
  • A current referral from either your GP or specialist
  • All relevant films and reports: X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans
  • A list of your medications and allergies
  • New Patients – Completed Patient Information Sheet
  • Any other material or information relating to your problem
  • For workers compensation cases you must have insurer and claim details and pre-approval.
Post-operative Information

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.

Why Choose Dr Vanessa Perotti

Appointment Times

Dr Vanessa Perotti guarantees to see you for a consultation within 1-2 weeks from booking.

Transparent Fees

Dr Vanessa Perotti is a No-gap provider and there are no out of pocket fees for private patients requiring surgery.

Sydney Locations

Dr Vanessa Perotti rooms are located at Bella Vista, Westmead, Concord and Wahroonga

Surgery Options

Dr Vanessa Perotti is a neurosurgeon and consults patient on conditions including brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders.

Consertative Treatment

Dr Perotti has partnered with local physiotherapists, pain and rehabilitation specialists to provide an evidence based model of care.

Consultations

Consultations are available at Norwest Private Hospital,  Westmead Private Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.

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Bella Vista   |    Westmead   |   Wahroonga  |  Concord

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Dr Vanessa Perotti

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Ph:  0499 526 319

Fax: 02 4044 0135

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