General Questions

ID, medical aid card, medical aid authorisation number, X-rays (if applicable)

The normal recovery period is between 2 -3 hours post-operatively. Your doctor and nursing staff will determine when you are fit for discharge.

No, you should ask a friend or family member to take you home after your operation.

  • The cost of any procedure is based on the following:
  • Hospital fee*
  • Surgeon’s or doctor’s fee
  • Anaesthetist’s fee
  • Any additional costs, e.g. prosthesis (e.g. breast implants), bone products, plates, screws, hiring of specialised equipment, etc.

*To determine the total costs of your procedure, you need to start by consulting a participating surgeon. The surgeon will be able to advise you on his/her fee and refer you to both the anaesthetist and hospital for their fees.

All South African medical aids are accepted by Cure Day Clinics but some options may restrict admission or incur a co-payment. Please contact us if you need more information or require assistance in obtaining authorisation from your medical aid.

All procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a hospital can safely be done in a day hospital.

After consulting your doctor you will be provided with the following information: Doctor and hospital practise numbers; procedure codes; diagnostic codes, and date of procedure. Contact your medical aid’s pre-authorisation department and provide them with all the required information. Your medical aid will provide you with an authorisation number and explain the terms and conditions of your admission. They will also inform you of any co-payments that you need to pay to the hospital.

You may request help from the relevant hospital’s admission department. They will provide you with practical assistance and advice.

Please obtain your authorisation as soon as possible after consulting your doctor. Most medical aids now require at least 48 hours prior notification. Failure to do so may result in heavy penalties or worse – no authorisation!

Yes, we do accept patients with no medical aid. We have a special price list. You must request a quote from the relevant hospital admission department. They will provide you with the relevant quotation.

You are not allowed to eat or drink at least 6 hours before the operation. Parents need to supervise their children to ensure that they do not secretly eat or drink prior to surgery. You must bring your doctor’s letter, your authorisation number, your ID and your medical aid card.

Unfortunately we do not accept cheques for payment. We only accept the following payment options: Card payments, cash and EFTs. You can request the banking details from your relevant admission department.

No, you don’t need to bring any of these with you. The hospital will provide you with theatre clothes to wear during the operation.

Please leave your personal items at home or give them to a family member for safe keeping.