What Happens Before the Operation?

Most patients can be seen in the hospital on the day of operation for the pre-anaesthetic consultation.   However, you are asked to contact Geelong Anaesthetic Group if you have any problems related to previous anaesthetics or to your health.   This is so a pre-anaesthetic in-rooms consultation can be arranged prior to admission to hospital.

If you have significant medical problems and/or undergoing major procedures (eg.   joint replacements) you may be requested by the anaesthetist to attend a pre-anaesthetic assessment in our rooms prior to the day of your procedure.

In this instance, you will be contacted by our secretarial staff to set up an appointment.   You are requested to bring with you a list of current medications and results of any relevant medical investigations.

Prior to your procedure, please ensure you leave a toe clear of nail polish. Dark nail polish and very long extensions can make monitoring blood oxygen levels difficult.