(02) 4732 5599

Level 2, Suite 204,
64 Derby St, Penrith NSW 2750.

FAQS

Who is a Urologist?

An urologist is a doctor who has specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The male and female urinary tract include kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra — as well as the related organs – testes, prostate, penis, epidydimis, seminal vesicles and associated glands.

How much will my surgery cost?

Prior to your operation being booked, Professor Khadra’s staff will provide you with an estimate of the surgery costs for your particular operation. Medicare only covers a portion of your costs for medical care. If you have not been provided with this quote, please ask the staff for it. Veteran’s affair patients and other categories of patients each have their own fee structure as set by the various government and non-government bodies with whom we comply.

If you have financial difficulties and find the cost of your surgery difficult it is important to let the staff know.

Are there other costs?

You will also get a bill from the anaesthetist involved in your operation. As well, if you require any tests or xrays then you will get a bill from pathology and the imaging centre. You will also need to check that your private insurance covers the costs of your hospital stay. This can be done by phoning the hospital and discussing these issues with the accounts department.

What if I do not have private insurance?

If you do not have private insurance then you may be able to have your operation at the Nepean Hospital.

Non-insured patients sometimes choose to have their operation in the private hospitals. Quotes can be obtained directly from the accounts department at the hospital you are considering going to.

Which hospital will I be in?

Professor Khadra has admitting rights at Nepean Private Hospital. In addition, if you do not have private insurance then you may be able to have your operation at the Nepean Public Hospital.

Non-insured patients sometimes choose to have their operation in the private hospitals. Quotes for the hospital costs can be obtained directly from the accounts department at the hospital where you plan to have surgery.

Can I drive home?

You must not drive for the first 24 hours after an anaesthetic. So you need to arrange for someone to take you home if you are having a day only procedure.

How soon can I drive?

You are not allowed, by law, to drive for the first 24 hours after an anaesthetic. If you have had a prostate resection or an open operation (eg kidney removal) then you should not drive for about 2-3 weeks or until you have no significant pain from your operation.

When should I have my follow up visit?

Generally, an appointment will be made for you to visit the practice about 2-4 weeks after your surgery. After, a prostate resection, the appointment will be about 6 weeks after your operation.

How long will I need off work?

This varies depending on the surgery you are having and Professor Khadra will discuss this with at the time of booking your operation.

How long will I be in hospital?

This varies depending on the surgery you are having and Professor Khadra will discuss this with at the time of booking your operation.

Things to do before your operation

This list is by no means comprehensive but provides you with a guide to getting yourself ready for surgery:

  1. If you are on aspirin, dispirin or warfarin, other blood thinners such as Plavix please make sure Professor Khadra is aware. You will need to stop these tablets about one week before your surgery, although this will be confirmed by Professor Khadra.
  2. On the day of the operation, make sure you bring all the paper work and all xrays to the hospital.

What to expect after your operation?

Make sure you take all your xrays home with you.

  1. You should ensure you have a follow up appointment
  2. You will need someone to drive you home as it is not legal to drive in the first 24 hours after an anaesthetic
  3. If you live along way from the hospital (eg more than one hour drive) then you may need to take breaks on the way home
  4. Resting is important. You will need to take appropriate time off work and family duties. You may find yourself experiencing fatigue for a few weeks or even months
  5. A moderate amount of bleeding in the urine is expected after a bladder or prostate operation. However, if this persists more than a couple of weeks you should bring it to our attention
  6. Occasionally you may suffer an infection after your surgery. You may recognise this by the presence of burning in the urinary passage, redness around the wound, a fever or undue pain. If this occurs you should contact your GP or Professor Khadra as sooon as possible
  7. Make sure you have arrangements made to remove any stitches if needed

What if I am unhappy with the care I receive?

At all times we seek to ensure that you are content and satisfied with the care we are providing. We would be very grateful for feedback as early as possible if you are not satisfied. Please contact the surgery on to discuss the issues you have as soon as possible.

Obviously, we are always happy to receive nice feedback as well!

How do I contact Professor Mohamed H Khadra?

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