When to contact Dr Swindle post surgery

Dr Swindle is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 0409 103 333. Never hesitate to call him if you have any concerns or if you feel unwell.

He would prefer to be contacted and know if there are any problems. If you can’t contact Dr Swindle and you are concerned then go to your nearest emergency department.

There are certain complications that require emergency medical treatment and if any of the following occur, go immediately to your nearest emergency department. Once you have sought emergency treatment then contact Dr Swindle or have the medical staff contact Dr Swindle.

  • Severe infection – Sepsis – This is a severe form of infection and is otherwise known as blood poisoning. This occurs in 1 in 200 patients. The symptoms consist of fevers, chills, shaking, lethargy, warm skin, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, drowsiness and a general feeling of being unwell. If this happens it is a medical emergency. You must go to your nearest hospital or emergency department as soon as possible and do not delay. Once having sought emergency medical treatment then contact Dr Swindle on 0409 103 333.
  • Bleeding – If you are passing a large amount of blood in your urine or are passing blood clots contact Dr Swindle. If you can’t contact Dr Swindle then go immediately to your nearest emergency department.
  • Difficulty urinating – If you are having trouble passing your urine and have abdominal pain, contact Dr Swindle. If you can’t contact Dr Swindle then go immediately to your nearest emergency department.

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