When can I see Dr Merten for a consultation?

Dr. Merten Consults at both Sydney City and Macquarie University Hospital locations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please Contact Us to check our availability and arrange your consultation

Homeopathic medicines are sugar pills and don’t really possess any medicinal value as such.

Fact: The white sugar pills, are not of much medicinal value, but act as vehicles or for alcohol-based medicines. The effect of homeopathic medicines has been observed and well researched on infants and unconscious patients. Homeopathic medicines can be consumed directly or by dissolving in water. Homeopathic medicines have been researched on since ages all over the world by renowned scientists and is found to be effective on the assorted range of diseases.

Homeopathy is a slow acting medication process.

Fact: Homeopathy acts rapidly in acute conditions and is most effective on infections, cold, cough, allergies, sinusitis, loose motions, headaches, tonsillitis, stomach pain and many recurring ailments. It works like antibiotics nullified side effects. Most people recourse in homeopathy as an alternative treatment for chronic ailments which unfortunately take longer to treat because of the delay. Homeopathy also is aided to prolonged cases of arthritis, allergic asthma or skin disorders etc., that take time to heal, with any other medication.

Homeopathy - A ‘magic remedy’.

Fact: Homeopathy is just another system of medicine. It has it’s own limitations and cannot treat cases that require surgical treatments.

Homeopathic doctors are quacks who have no formal training in Medicine.

Fact: Homeopathy is practiced by qualified homeopaths and is a complete clinical study altogether. In India, there are more than 200 homeopathy medical colleges with a global count being close to 500, which offer a basic degree and postgraduate curriculum in Homeopathy. As on date, there are close to 2,00,000 qualified and skilled homeopaths in India and at least half a million of them across the world.

Are there any pre-operative instructions?

We will provide you with an information sheet specific to your procedure to prepare for your procedure. This will advise on medications that need to be ceased and when to refrain from eating and drinking.

I am a smoker. Do I need to stop smoking and if so, how long?

For your general health and wellbeing and to improve wound healing, patients are required to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before surgery and continue this for as long as possible after surgery. If we feel continuation of smoking will impact your safety, we will cancel your surgery.

Do I need a pre-operative assessment?

For major surgeries, you will require a pre-operative assessment. You will be advised if you require this.