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General Anaesthetic

1. Food And Liquid Consumption

  • You may not have any food or fluids 6 hours prior to your surgery time.
  • You may have sips of water only up till 2 hours prior to your surgery time.
  • We encourage you to have a light breakfast on the day of your surgery if you have an afternoon surgery time.
  • You will not be able to eat yoghurt for 5 days after your procedure.

2. Medication

  • Take any prescribed medication as directed unless Dr Evans specifies otherwise.
  • You do not need to stop taking Cartia, Aspirin, Solprin or Disprin.
  • Avoid the following herbal medications 14 days prior to your surgery especially as they may interact with pharmacological agents used during anaesthesia:
    • Kava Kava Ephedra Chaste Tree
    • Valerian St Johns Wort
    • Avoid Echinacea long term (8weeks) as this herb may affect the immune system and result in poor healing
  • Avoid the following supplements 2 weeks prior to your surgery:
    • Vitamin E Ginseng Don Quai
    • Gingko Ginger Feverfew
    • Garlic Bromelain Omega 3 Fish Oil
    • Black Cohosh Evening Primrose Oil
  • Avoid the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana to reduce the possibility of haemorrhage.
  • If you need to take pain relief prior to surgery Panadol or Neurofen are acceptable.
  • If you are unsure whether to continue with your medication, please check with our rooms.

3. What To Wear, Bring Etc

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing preferably with a short-sleeved top.
  • Please ensure that all jewellery is removed ie earrings, necklaces, watches and facial studs and left at home.
  • Remove nail polish prior to your appointment.
  • For travelling home: - A sweater, towel, and a bowl.
  • You will be at our rooms for approximately an hour and a half.
  • ARRANGE FOR A DRIVER TO COLLECT YOU. YOU WILL NOT BE DISCHARGED OTHERWISE.
  • YOU MUST NOT STAY ON YOUR OWN ON THE FIRST NIGHT.

4. Confirmation Of Surgery Time

  • You will be phoned on the Monday prior to your surgery date.  If you have not heard from our rooms by mid-day Tuesday please phone.
  • If you develop any signs of illness or flu prior to your surgery please contact our office.

5. Cancellation Policy

  • If for any reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment we require 7 days notice. Failure to do so may incur a cancellation fee.
  • Telephone (07) 839 1394

  • Radnor House, 170 Collingwood Street, Hamilton

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