Dr Abri de Bruin

Welcome! Please see this website as an educational reference for patients. My practice strives to offer comprehensive and individualized care in minimal access surgery, endometriosis and infertility.

Surgery

  • Surgery is performed on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday, the whole day
  • You will be admitted usually into ward F on the first floor.  If this ward is full, you will be in new surgical ward on the second floor ward C
  • Telephone number for ward F | 0123674077
  • Telephone number for ward C | 0123674455
  • Visiting hours for these wards are as follows:
    • Mornings -    11h00 - 12h00
    • Afternoons -  15h00 - 16h00
    • Evenings -      19h00 - 20h00
    • Please note that children are usually not allowed in ward F as it is also the maternity ward

Authorisation and codes

  • You will receive the codes from the rooms and it is your responsibility to get authorisation as soon as possible
  • In the event of a motivation that will be required, the rooms needs to be informed to give Dr de Bruin enough time to write such a motivation
  • If you leave the authorisation for too late, there will not be enough time to write a motivation and your surgery will have to be postponed

Pre-operatively

  • Please make sure that you shave at least 2cm of the pubic hair in all cases of laparoscopy
  • If you are having a hysteroscopic procedure OTHER than just a hysteroscopy, you please need to shave the labia's as well
  • If you have surgery in the morning, please take your last food at 22h00
  • If you need to take prescription drugs, you can take them very early in the morning with a sip of water
  • If you are having your surgery in the afternoon, you must please have your last light breakfast at 06h00

In theatre

I will see you in theatre, you will have a drip put up in your right hand / arm


After surgery in the ward

  • You will always have a drip
  • Depending on the type of surgery you might also have a catheter, tampon and drain
  • In patients where it was discussed pre-operatively, you might have a colostomy bag for your bowel
  • Your family is welcome to visit you during the visiting hours
  • I will see you at least 2 times a day till you are discharged

At home

  • Please do not stay in bed the whole time as that increases the risk of clots in your legs
  • If surgery was performed to your bowel, I would suggest a diet of fish, chicken or meat in the form of meatballs or mince
  • You can stay at home for the time we discussed pre-operatively and that can be adjusted individually

Your wounds

  • Please take the plasters off the first morning after arriving home and then clean the wounds daily and you can put bandaid plasters on to cover the sutures
  • The sutures I will remove in the rooms a week after your surgery
  • You need to contact the rooms to make an appointment to discuss the surgery findings as well as the operative pictures

What if I am worried about something?

You immediately contact the rooms and if it is after hours, please contact

Kloof casualties at :

  • 012 367 4004 or
  • Ward F at 012 3674077

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