If you need to have surgery in the private system often a date can be allocated at the time. For surgical admissions through Northern Beaches Hospital you will go onto Dr Sherlock’s waiting list and be notified by the hospital when a date has been allocated.
If you are in a lot of pain, you may wish to have the surgery as quickly as possible, in which case we will find you the first available surgery date, or you can plan a date down the track which works best for you in terms of taking leave from work and having family/friends around to support you.
If Dr Sherlock recommends surgery, you can book the date for surgery at the time of your consultation. Alternatively, you can take time to think it over and give us a phone call to arrange a date when you feel ready. If you are already booked for surgery, specific hospital admission instructions for your hospital can be found here.