"My toe operation at Epworth Hospital Melbourne."

About: Epworth Eastern / General surgery Epworth Richmond / General medicine

(as the patient),

After seeing a sports physician I was referred to a surgeon . The surgeon recommended an operation to repair a damaged ligament and he also recommend fixing a bunion on the same foot .

I was comfortable with the diagnosis although I asked a few times if the bunion operation was entirely necessary . Apparently it was !

The care at the Epworth Eastern was good and the operation went well . I was home the next day .

Unfortunately I picked up a hospital based staph infection near the bunion wound . On a routine post op visit to the surgeon he acknowledge I needed quick attention and was readmitted two months later, this time to Epworth in Richmond .

The service and level of care I received at both hospitals was very good . I appreciated the quick attention to my infection.

The toe has now healed and the infection is hopefully gone .

Not sure if I'll rush in for another operation anytime soon .

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