“The body achieves what the mind believes – so take care of your thoughts” – Dr Jeske
You will be required to fill in an anaesthetic form on admission to the hospital.
This form provides the anaesthetist with vital information allowing him/her to tailor an individualised anaesthetic plan for your procedure.
You are required to be ‘nil per mouth’ i.e. stop eating 6h before your procedure. You may still drink water up to 2h before your procedure. Please confirm the ‘nil per mouth’ time with the practice’s reception. This is necessary to prevent lung complications during the procedure.
Should your procedure be scheduled for later in the day, the anaesthetist will make the necessary arrangements to keep you hydrated and your sugar levels normal during the pre-operative visit.
If you take any chronic medication, including herbal medication, please contact our rooms to confirm whether you should still take them on the morning of your procedure.
If you are scheduled for an elective procedure, you will be required to report to the hospital early on the morning of your surgery. This is essential, even if your surgery is scheduled for much later in the day. This allows the anaesthetist time to see you before the day’s list begins and to arrange for any necessary tests or opinions from other specialists that may be needed to ensure your safety during the procedure.
Remember to bring along a list of any medication that you are on along with your medical aid card and authorisation number for admission in hospital
Before your procedure, you will be visited by your anaesthetist.
This will be in the ward if you are booked for an elective procedure or in the preoperative area if you require an emergency procedure.
During this visit, you will be examined and a few things relevant to your procedure will be discussed.
Feel free to discuss any concerns you have about the anaesthetic, procedure or account with your anaesthetist at this time.
Please note that your anaesthetist fee is separate from your hospital and surgeon’s account. It remains the patient’s responsibility to confirm the medical aid benefits and or any exclusion(s) that may apply to the procedure.
The practice will be able to provide you with the name of the anaesthetist allocated to your procedure. You are then welcome to contact the relevant accounts department for a quote or any other anaesthetist related account queries.
Please select your allocated anaesthetist from the listing above for their direct contact details.