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How much notice do you get before surgery?

(6 Posts)
IslaValargeone Mon 24-Mar-14 15:03:40

Just that really.
Is it generally days or weeks?

KurriKurri Mon 24-Mar-14 18:57:07

It depends - often several weeks, but I have had planned surgery at a weeks notice because there was a cancellation and I took it when offered.

IslaValargeone Mon 24-Mar-14 20:49:43

Thanks Kurri.
My dc is due for surgery but has to have another consultation with a different surgeon. We got a letter today for the consult, but it also says we may need to hang around for pre- admission tests if the surgeon decides to list dc.
I wasn't sure of the amount of time the surgery would need to be done after the pre-admission tests were completed.

SoldAtAuction Tue 25-Mar-14 01:16:40

My last surgery had three weeks notice, pre admission stuff was done the week before.
The surgery before that was booked 5 weeks in advance, pre ad was done 4 days before.

TheFuzz Tue 25-Mar-14 10:30:03

4 to 6 weeks notice. Pre surgery checks are done at point of surgery being recommended. Can be three or four months from that point, but you do get a few weeks notice usually

PlumBear Tue 25-Mar-14 10:31:11

I was given six weeks notice for my operation in December.

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