Dr Gauguin Gamboa
Queensland Hips and Knees
Meet the Team
Providing better outcomes for patients through a dedication to Clinical Excellence.
Dr Gamboa focuses on Hip and Knee joint disorders, as well as joint replacement or resurfacing.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions or concerns about joint surgery, or want to discuss your situation, please get in touch with our rooms.
We are with you every step of the way. For a detailed description of each phase of treatment, view our Patient Information section.
Talk with your Doctor if you notice changes in your hip joint, including significant pain, difficulty exercising, limited mobility, or if you suffer from advanced arthritis.
Discuss with your Doctor or qualified specialist if you have Osteoarthritis, daily knee pain, or if your knee is always swollen or deformed.
You must be both physically and mentally prepared for surgery by the designated schedule. Also, it must be a time where you may take some time off to recuperate after the procedure. Equally important is the availability of any support groups at home a week or so after the surgery to help in your rehabilitation. While the latter is not mandatory, it is preferred that somebody look after you during this time. Booking with a rehabilitation centre may also be an option if there is nobody else at home. Enough time must also be given to have the necessary blood work done and proper evaluation by a physician if necessary.
While many of these things may be accomplished sooner, most bookings are filled to about a month or so from the day you make a decision to proceed with surgery.
- Referral letter from your GP
- Any previous X-Rays, MRI studies, bone scans or other studies of the region involved
- A written list of questions you may have.
- A list of your current medications (with dosages).
- A list of physicians you have seen in the past 2 years (with contact details, if possible). We routinely update the physician who referred you to us. We can also inform any other physician upon request.
- Any family members or friends you may want to have present to help in the discussion and decision making process.
- Information sheets provided to you during previous consults regarding the surgery and post-operative rehabilitation
- While the hospital will provide you with comfortable gowns to wear while in hospital, you may bring your own if you wish
- Toiletries and make-up kits
- A list of important phone numbers, including those of relatives and friends whom you want us to call before and after your operation
- Comfortable footwear with non-skid soles
- Your favourite pillow, if you wish
- Medical insurance card
- Reading materials
- Walking aids such as crutches and walkers (if you already have them)
- We discourage the bringing of any valuables including large amounts of cash during your stay at the hospital. Credit cards are preferably handled by your relatives or friends
- If you suffer from sleep apnoea, bring your CPAP machine.