During your consultation with the specialist, a lot of information will be shared related to your case. We encourage you to invite your partner, a family member or a trusted friend to join you on the day if you have concerns of not being able to remember some details. The specialist will also provide you with information sheets to take home for you to review afterwards.

However, in the event of not being able to reach our practice, or one of our doctors immediately if concerns arise, please review the information below that relates to the most commonly asked questions. Downloadable post-operative information sheets can also be accessed at your convenience.

Making an Appointment
General
A GP referral is required prior to us posting out an appointment letter. The referral can either be faxed or e-mailed. Please see the Contact Page for the necessary details.

We will also require your private health insurance and medicare details, as well as full pension concession or veteran’s affair cards, if applicable.

Any relevant test results (CT, MRI, Hearing Assessment, Sleep study, X-ray) should also accompany you on the day.
Parking
General
Parking on the Murdoch Hospital campus is limited, particularly during peak periods between 9.00am and 3.00pm. We therefore highly recommend arriving 30-minutes prior to your appointment to allow ample time to park, to locate the suite, and to complete the necessary patient detail forms.

Parking is $3.00 per hour, capped at $21.00 per day. Parking area P4 is nearest to the Wexford Medical Centre.

Alternatively, the Murdoch train station, serviced by the Mandurah line, as well as the busport are located within easy walking distance of the suite.
Covid-19
General
On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has spread all over the world, classifying it as a pandemic. Even though lockdown has been eased, there is still a risk of catching the coronavirus. Hospitals, clinics and practices have very robust infection control procedures; however, it is impossible to ensure that you won't catch the virus either before or during your attendance.

You will need to think carefully about the risks associated with the recommended medical procedure, the risk of catching the coronavirus while you are in hospital, and the risks of not going ahead with the procedure until the pandemic passes. Your healthcare team can help you understand the balance of these risks.

The team at West Coast ENT strive to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 guidelines, and aim to follow them accordingly. We ask that all patients attending our practices do the same to ensure the well-being of staff and other patients.

For up-to-date information regarding Covid-19, please visit the World Health Organization's website at http://who.int/
Medication to Avoid Prior to Surgery
Pre-Operative Information
Certain over the counter and prescription medications should be avoided prior to surgery. These include:

Prescription: Pradaxa, Warfarin, Asprin, Elequis, Xeralto, Plavix (clopidogrel), Prasugrel, Clexane. Voltaren, Mobic

Herbal & Natural products: Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Ginko Biloba, Vitamin E
Change of Circumstances
Pre-Operative Information
Should your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend surgery, please notify the practice as soon as possible. Additionally, if there is any change in your symptoms relating to the condition being investigated, please contact the practice as soon as possible as this may impact your management plan.
Cochlear Implantation
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following Cochlear Implantation surgery
Exostoses
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following Exostoses surgery
Adenoidectomy
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following the removal of adenoids
Turbinate Reduction
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following Turbinate Reduction surgery
Neck Lumps
Post-Operative Information
Post-operative care following surgery to the Parotid Gland / Submandibular Gland / Lymph Node
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following a Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Septoplasty
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following Septoplasty
Myringotomy and Grommet Insertion
Post-Operative Information
Post-operative care following a Myringoplasty and Grommet insertion
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Post-Operative Information
Post-operative care following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Myringoplasty
Post-Operative Information
Post-operative care following a Myringoplasty
Microlaryngoscopy & Oesophagoscopy
Post-Operative Information
Post-Operative care following Laryngoscopy, Microlaryngoscopy, Microlaryngeal Surgery, Bronchoscopy & Oesophagoscopy
Mastoidectomy
Post-Operative Information
Post op information following Mastoidectomy
Endoscopic Ear Surgery
Post-Operative Information
Post Op information following Endoscopic Ear Surgery