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General Surgery FAQ

At the time of your consultation you will be advised the next available date for admission to your preferred private hospital. General surgery can generally be scheduled for the week following your consultation. Bariatric surgery can generally be scheduled within 3 weeks of your initial consultation.

Bariatric surgery is performed at John Flynn Private & Gold Coast Private Hospitals on the Gold Coast and at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Lismore.

Upper GI & General surgery for private patients is performed at John Flynn Private & Gold Coast Private on the Gold Coast and for public patients The Tweed Hospital in Tweed Heads.

Most patients spend between 1 and 5 days in the hospital. A typical average for laparoscopic and robotic procedures is 1-3 days, which is slightly longer (3-5 days) for open procedures.

This is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after your procedure. You should call the rooms soon after being discharged from the hospital to arrange this appointment if this has not already been arranged.

Call our rooms on 07 5598 0955. Routine questions can be answered during business hours (9am-5pm).