Surgery and day surgery services

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital undertakes planned (elective) surgical procedures.

Many surgical procedures are now undertaken in a day surgery setting, meaning patients are admitted and discharged in a single day.

Surgeries offered at Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital include:

  • Breast surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • General surgery
  • Oral & maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Cardiology surgery

Planned surgery usually follows consultation and treatment by your GP and specialist. From either of these you will be referred to an appropriate surgeon. Your surgeon will discuss surgical and other options with you, and if you agree to have a surgical procedure the surgeon will forward the appropriate documentation to the Calvary Surgical Admissions Team.

For all surgical procedures you will be required to provide your informed consent for the surgery or procedure to be performed. In the event of emergency surgery, your nominated next-of-kin or enduring power of attorney is able to provide consent on your behalf.

We recommend you take the following steps before your surgical procedure:

  • Ensure someone can drive you home after surgery (you’re not permitted to leave alone or use public transport)
  • Arrange to have someone stay with you on the day and night of the surgery
  • Don’t smoke for at least 24 hours before your procedure
  • Follow instructions on which medications to take and which to withhold (this information will be given to you 1-2 weeks prior to your surgery date)
  • Notify us if you have any special dietary requirement
  • Inform your surgeon if there is any change in your health leading up to your procedure (for example if you’ve had a cold or fever)

We recommend you:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing
  • Don’t wear make-up, nail polish or jewellery
  • Bring all your medications, relevant x-rays referrals and information about your procedure
  • Bring basic toiletries and reading material

Note: Patients are discouraged from bringing any valuables or large sums of money with them during their hospital stay. Calvary will not be held responsible for any damage or loss.

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital, Level 2

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

03 6332 4999