Day of Surgery


  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and flat soled shoes.
  • Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
  • Ladies: please remove all make-up including nail polish.
  • Continue to take all of your medications as prescribed, unless advised by Dr. Oliver.


On the day of surgery you must have nothing (and that means nothing!) to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to surgery.


  • You will be attended to by a Specialist Anaesthetist for your surgery. Your Anaesthetist will place a canula in the back of your hand through which will be administered the medications that put you to sleep.
  • Young children are usually given “breathing agents” rather than a canula to help get them off to sleep.
  • You will be monitored throughout your procedure with state-of-the-art anaesthetic equipment.
  • If you have Private Cover there is both a Medicare and Private Health Fund rebate for your Anaesthetic fee.
  • If you are self-insured - you will receive a Medicare Rebate to assist you with your Anaesthetic costs.


  • A carer (responsible adult) must accompany you to hospital.
  • Your carer must accompany you home and remain with you overnight (as a safety precaution).