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We acknowledge we are situated on Noongar land, and that Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practice their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work across Western Australia and Australia.


Post-operative information

  • Expect a sore throat for the first few days to one week.
  • Ensure you drink plenty of water. Avoid hot or spicy foods for the first 3 – 5 days.
  • Please try to avoid coughing or clearing your throat as this can promote bleeding.
  • If you experience bleeding, gargle with ice-cold water for a few minutes. If the bleeding is heavy, go to your nearest emergency department.
  • If your throat swells and breathing becomes difficult, please phone the office or go to your nearest emergency department.
  • A white or grey coloured membrane may form over the surgical site, this is normal and should disappear in 1 – 2 weeks. You may also experience a bad taste or smell in your mouth, this is also normal.
  • Unless you have been advised by your GP, do not take Aspirin for two weeks following surgery as this can increase the possibility of bleeding.
  • Take the medications prescribed. If you experience an upset stomach, diarrhoea or vomiting, please contact the office.
  • You can return to work the day after surgery.
  • You will have been given an appointment to see Prof. Friedland for a post-operative visit and review between 7-10 days after your surgery
  • If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 9300 9800.