What is your payment information?
- At your consultation appointment you will be given a descriptive broken down quotation stating what payments you will need to pay on the day of your surgery
- If you are in a health fund and have dental cover you can claim back for Dr. MacMillan’s fee
- Anaesthetist fees can be claimed from your health fund and/or Medicare
- Dr MacMillan’s Fees are required to be paid in full at Dr MacMillan’s Consultation Rooms BEFORE ADMISSION to the Toowoomba Surgicentre.
- Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS or credit card in his rooms
Do I need to prepare for my surgery?
The reception staff will give you all your surgery information at your consultation appointment, which will entail everything you need to know including fasting details. An online copy of Dr MacMillan's Toowoomba Pre-Op Instructions
can be found here. Please note that you may have additional special requirements. Please confirm your particular instructions with Dr MacMillan or his staff. The Toowoomba Surgicentre website
also has a patient information section with some details on your stay and what happens when you leave.
Where do I park?
Parking is complimentary at the Toowoomba Specialist Centre. Entry is via a boom gate (opens automatically on entry) from Curzon St. You will be given a token that will open the boom gates on exiting.
Will I be able to talk to Dr MacMillan on the day of my procedure?
Yes. All patients will be able to talk to Dr MacMillan and the anaesthetist before their surgery so any questions or queries can be answered before your surgery.
How long will I be in the day surgery for?
This all depends on the type of anaesthesia given. Generally speaking you will be in the surgery for about 4-5 hours.
Can I drive myself home if I feel well enough?No. It is illegal to drive home after your operation.
In the first 24 hours after your operation, you are advised not to:
- Drive a vehicle (driving under the influence of a drug is a criminal offence punishable by law)
- Operate complex machinery
- Sign any legal documentation
- Make any important decisions
- Consume alcohol
- Return to school/work (you will be advised when you may safely return to your normal routine)
What time will I need to be picked up by my carer?
We can’t give you an accurate discharge time. However, a member of our nursing staff will call your nominated relative or friend approximately 30 minutes before you are ready to be discharged.
Do I need to have a special diet or anything different when I return home?
The nursing staff will give you written instructions to take home, but depending on the surgery received, a soft diet for a week is recommended and there are certain foods that must be avoided which will be explained to patients by the nursing staff.