ADDITIONAL PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS
FOR DAY SURGERY ANAESTHESIA
- For your surgical procedure I will examine you prior to your operation.
This examination will include your past and present medical history and a physical examination
of your heart and lungs. It is most important that you bring with you, details of ALL medications
which you are taking or which you have taken over the preceding two weeks.
- If you are taking aspirin, disprin (or other aspirin containing drugs), Voltaren, Feldene, Celebrex
(or other anti-inflammatory drugs), it is best to change to Panadol or Panadeine the week before
and continue this for the week after your procedure.
- You should have nothing to eat or drink on the morning of your
procedure except for regular medications (including the contraceptive pill).
These may be swallowed with a small amount of water.
- Please Note:
If possible, come to the surgery accompanied by a responsible adult person.
You must have a responsible adult to accompany you home and be with you overnight.
You are strongly advised to travel home by private car or taxi, and not by public transport.
If these criteria are not met, your operation will be cancelled.
On no account can you drive yourself home.