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Day Surgery

Preparing for Surgery 

Patients scheduled for elective surgery and endoscopy procedures will undergo Pre-Admission Testing or will be referred to the Anaesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine Clinic at SKH Medical Centre Level 3.

Pre-operative evaluation and tests will be conducted to ensure that you are fit for the proposed surgery. You will be given information about how to prepare and what to expect before and after your procedure. You are welcome to ask any questions or clarify any uncertainties.


Financial counselling and information on your estimated bill size will also be provided at respective Listing Counters.

Before Surgery

You will receive an auto-generated text message one working day before your scheduled surgery. The nurse from Surgery on 2 will also call you to remind you on some important instructions pertaining to your surgery one working day before your surgery. You may clarify any doubts/concerns on your surgery preparation then.

On the Day of Surgery 

Please bring along all required documents and report to Surgery on 2. You will need to get a queue number from the Queue Kiosk before registering at the Reception Counter. After registration, you will be received by our nurse who will then conduct an assessment on your medical and surgical history, carry out necessary checks and interventions prior to your surgery. You will be advised to change into a comfortable patient gown. A locker will be provided for you to keep your personal belongings. Please do not bring excessive belongings or any bulky items. Our professionally trained nurses will assist you if you have any queries. 

After Surgery 

After the surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area where our qualified nurses will monitor your progress. Recovery time may vary according to each individual and the nature of your surgery. You will be provided with some light refreshments when you are ready to take orally.


For your safety, you are required to make arrangements for an adult (above 21 years) to accompany you home if your surgery is performed under sedation or general anaesthesia. Before you are discharged, your doctor or nurse will give you specific post-operative instructions to aid your quick recovery. Your personal belongings will be returned to you. If you are unfit for discharge, you will be admitted to a ward for further monitoring and treatment.