For patients

Why choose Professor Chung

Professor Chung has received formal training and has extensive experience in the field of sexual, reproductive and urinary surgery. He trained under Dr Ross Cartmill, the largest volume prosthetic implant surgeon in Australasia in 2009 as the Prosthesis and Reconstructive fellow. In 2010, Professor Chung became the first urologist in Australia to complete a formal Andrology fellowship accredited by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, with Professor Gerald Brock, one of the world’s leading authority in male sexual medicine. Additionally, Professor Chung has presented at various international and national meetings and published widely in the field of sexual, reproductive and urinary surgery.

Conditions

  • Men’s health
  • Female health

Diagnoses/screening

  • Pathology
  • PSA
  • Urodynamics study
  • Penile Doppler ultrasound
  • Nocturnal penile tumescence study

Procedures

Genitourinary anatomy

Preparing for surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Once you and your doctor decide that surgery will help you, you'll need to learn what to expect from the surgery and create a treatment plan for the best results afterward. Preparing mentally and physically for surgery is an important step toward a successful result. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems.

Working with Your Doctor

Before surgery, your doctor will give you a complete physical examination to make sure you don't have any conditions that could interfere with the surgery or its outcome. Routine tests, such as blood tests and X-rays, are usually performed a week before the surgery.

Discuss any medications you are taking with your urologist and your family physician to see which ones you should stop taking before surgery.

Discuss with your doctor options for preparing for potential blood replacement, including donating your own blood, medical interventions and other treatments, prior to surgery.

If you smoke, you should stop or cut down to reduce your surgery risks and improve your recovery. Eat a well-balanced diet, supplemented by a daily multivitamin with iron.
Report any infections to your surgeon. Surgery cannot be performed until all infections have cleared up. 

Preparing for Procedure

DO NOT drink or eat at least 6 hours before your surgery. Most patients generally fast from midnight the day before their surgery.

If you are having Day Surgery, remember the following:

  • Have someone available to take you home, you will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours.
  • Do NOT eat anything in the car on the trip home. The combination of anaesthesia, food, and car motion can quite often cause nausea or vomiting. After arriving home, wait until you are hungry before trying to eat. Begin with a light meal and try to avoid greasy food for the first 24 hours.
  • Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medicine as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain. If you wait to take your pain medication until the pain is severe, you will have more difficulty controlling the pain. 

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