Your Preoperative Consultation
You may be asked to come to see your Anaesthetist for a pre-operative consultation some time before your procedure.
Generally we will ring you prior to your operation, but you may also ring our rooms to speak to our staff who will organise an appointment with your Anaesthetist.
When you come to see your Anaesthetist, it is important that you bring the following with you:
- A list of all your current medications and tablets – the dosage and strengths – whether they were prescribed by your doctor or not
- Any relevant letters or test results from other doctors
- Your Medicare card. When we make the appointment for you, we will advise of the estimated cost for your consultation. We will require payment on the day of your consultation with either EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard or Cash. We can send your paid invoice directly to Medicare on your behalf for the appropriate refund.
If your Anaesthetist is happy to see you in hospital on the day of your surgery and doesn’t need you to come in for a pre-operative consultation and you are having a General Anaesthetic, we will forward to you a link to your mobile phone. When you click on the link it will take you to your Anaesthetists profile page on our website. Please scroll down and complete the pre-operative assessment as soon as you are able to ensure that your Anaesthetist is aware of any health issues as soon as possible and well before the surgery.
Your Anaesthetist will perform an assessment of your health and fitness for anaesthesia and surgery. Depending on circumstances it may be necessary to arrange further tests or consultations with other doctors.
You will be able to discuss anaesthetic options with your Anaesthetist in a relaxed setting and it is also a good opportunity to discuss any issues of concern you may have relating to your upcoming anaesthetic.
Pay parking is available under the St John of God Clinic. (Where Our Practice Is Located)