Myself and/or Perth Anaesthetic Group will contact you prior to your surgery. We will have an opportunity to talk through any medical issues you have and specific requirements for your anaesthetic. At this stage it is helpful for me to know if you have any concerns so that I might be of some help before the day of surgery. We will be able to give you an estimate of out of pocket expenses.
Please take note of the following fasting instructions.
am surgery: Do not eat any food after 2am. Please do not drink any fluids after 6am or for 2hrs before your allocated surgical time.
e.g. If you are advised to come in mid-morning (for example 10am), do not drink for 2 hrs before this allocated time (8am)
pm surgery: You may eat breakfast before 7am. Please do not drink fluids after 11am or 2hrs before your allocated surgical time.
* Please note, milk is food! Please do not drink milky coffee or tea for 6hrs before your surgery.
On the day of surgery
You will be admitted to the hospital on the day of surgery. It is important you have a friend or family member to pick you up and be with you overnight. You are to refrain from driving for 24hrs after an anaesthetic. I will see you on the day of surgery before hand to ensure you are happy with the proceedings. I will be available for contact at any stage after your anaesthetic should you have any concerns.