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In preparation for your surgery with Dr Bova please take some time to read over the information below.

Arrival and Fasting Times:

If you are having your surgery at St Vincent’s Private Hospital or St Vincent’s Private Day Surgery you will receive a phone call from the nurse the day prior to your surgery to confirm arrival and fasting details. Please ensure that you have completed the pre admission forms and have sent these into the hospital ahead of time.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Patient Admission Package – Download PDF

If you are having surgery at St Luke’s Private Hospital please remember to call them the day prior to your surgery on (02) 9356 0200 to confirm your arrival and fasting times.

St Luke’s Private Hospital Brochure – Download PDF


Some medications, including natural therapies (especially Chinese herbs) must be stopped prior to a procedure as they may cause thinning of the blood which can lead to bleeding. We have attached a list of examples below to help you. If you are unsure about your medications please contact us on (02) 8382 6090.

Medications Pre-Op Information Sheet – Download PDF


Please find attached some information about having an anaesthetic.

Anaesthesia Information Sheet – Download PDF


When planning for surgery at a Private Hospital there are three main costs to consider: Your Surgeon, Anaesthetist and Private Hospital.

Dr Bova’s fee: You will be provided with a written estimate of fees prior to your surgery. Payment is requested prior to your procedure taking place.
Please note: We will post a receipt and two Medicare forms after your procedure that can be sent to Medicare to obtain your rebate.

Anaesthetist’s fee: When you are scheduled for surgery we will provide you a with contact number for your anaesthetist. Please call their office to obtain an estimate of fees.

Hospital fee: Please contact your Private Health fund to check if you are covered for your surgery. Your health fund will ask for the surgical item numbers. These can be found on the estimate that we provide you.

Possible other fees: Pathology, Medical Imaging, Intensive Care (ICU) and Pharmacy

Post op:

Please give us a call on (02) 8382 6090 to book your post op appointment. Post op appointments are included in your surgery fee.

If you have any concerns following your surgery Dr Bova can be contacted in his rooms during business hours. (Between 9am-5pm – Monday to Friday).
After hours he or his registrar can be contacted through St Vincent’s Public Hospital by phoning (02) 8382 1111.

Tonsillectomy Surgery – Post Op Instructions – Download PDF
Nose and Sinus Surgery – Post Op Instructions – Download PDF