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Patient Privacy

By |2018-10-11T12:10:35+10:00July 1st, 2018|Patient Information, Privacy Policy|

ANAESTHETIC SERVICES PRIVACY POLICY Anaesthetic Services are committed to protecting your right to privacy. The personal information we collect is handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Privacy Amendment Act 2018, and the Australian Privacy Principles. This Privacy Policy explains why we collect details about your health, how this information is collected [...]

Anaesthesia for lower limb joint replacement

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00June 26th, 2016|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

Anaesthesia for lower limb joint replacement can be approached a number of different ways. The commonest anaesthesia provided for these procedures is a spinal anaesthetic, combined with either a general anaesthetic or sedation (depending on a number of factors including patient preference and coexisting medical conditions). Different levels of monitoring are also required depending on [...]

Anaesthesia for Major Knee Surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00February 7th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

The aims of anaesthesia for major knee surgery (including joint replacement) include: 1. Anaesthesia – a state of controlled unconsciousness throughout the operation 2. Analgesia – pain relief for the patient throughout the operation, aiming to reduce the stress response to surgical stimulation 3. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis 4. Prevention of pressure areas / [...]

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Arm blocks for upper limb surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00January 15th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

Your scheduled surgery may require an arm block, which is an injection of local anaesthetic solution around the nerves of your arm or shoulder which will mean that you will experience much less pain after your surgery. This will be done by your anaesthetist in the operating theatre a short time before surgery, often after [...]

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Managing Acute Pain

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00January 9th, 2015|Acute Pain, Patient Information|

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed a brochure entitled "Managing Acute Pain - A guide for Patients", which is available on their website. It is very comprehensive, and is be particularly useful for patients to read prior to undergoing surgery. Managing Acute Pain - A Guide for Patients   For the more [...]

Sedation Anaesthesia

By |2016-10-18T13:50:31+10:00January 9th, 2015|Patient Information, Sedation Anaesthesia|

For your surgical procedure you will be attended by a anaesthetist who will administer agents to make you relaxed and sleepy. A needle will be inserted into a vein in your arm or hand after you come into surgery. Oxygen will be given via a mask and monitors attached to you. Drugs which relax and [...]

Anaesthesia for Oral / Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures

By |2015-01-09T15:03:05+10:00January 9th, 2015|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Patient Information|

Surgery performed within the mouth is known as oral surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dental surgeons and dentists all perform oral surgery. Minor procedures such as a simple tooth extraction are usually performed with a local anaesthetic administered by the dentist in the dental surgery. However more invasive or complex surgical procedures often require intravenous [...]

Anaesthesia for Joint Replacement Surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:31+10:00January 9th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

The anaesthetic techniques used for major joint replacements are spinal, epidural, general anaesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks; in some cases a combination of these. You need to discuss which method will be used on you depending on: Medical history Your general health Risk factors You and your anaesthetists' preferences Type of procedure Spinal Anaesthesia Requires [...]

Anaesthesia for Gynaecological Surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:31+10:00January 9th, 2015|Gynaecological Surgery, Patient Information|

Anaesthetic Consultations Most patients will be seen either on the day of surgery or the night before. If you have had problems with Anaesthesia in the past, if there is a Family History of significant anaesthetic problems or if you have significant medical problems you should see your Anaesthetist at an earlier time. Your Gynaecologist [...]

Anaesthesia for Children

By |2015-01-09T15:00:49+10:00January 9th, 2015|Paediatric Surgery, Patient Information|

Specialist Anaesthetists try to reduce the anxiety to you and that of your child. We understand that this time can be stressful. It helps if you are candid and provide your child information about the surgery and the anaesthesia. It is preferable that your child does not know you are anxious, as this can upset [...]

Surgeons / Proceduralists

You can now book a case using the online case booking form... Click "For Surgeons" below, and you'll find a form that will send information directly to our administrative team. We'll be in contact with you with confirmation of your booking and let you know whether an anaesthetist is available at the time you require.

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