General Anaesthetic Information

Important Information

It is important that you have a good understanding of the general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation process for your oral and maxillofacial surgery.

This includes the routine of the hospital and what to expect after treatment. After your new patient consultation, your surgeon will advise one of our administrative staff to make arrangements for your admission and book you into an external hospital for your upcoming surgery.

The administrators will also

  • Discuss health insurance and account information relating to the surgery.
  • Provide you with a relevant hospital booklet and forms to complete prior to surgery.
  • Inform you of the Specialist Anaesthetist for your surgery and provide contact information for your Anaesthetist and their practice.

Need More Information?

If you have further questions please contact our office on 03 90 888 666  and ask for your specific surgeon’s Personal Assistant.


For safety while under general anaesthesia or intravenous sedations, you must not have anything to eat or drink, including water, for at least 6 hours prior to your surgery. The hospital will tell you what time is right for you to start fasting.

NOTE: It is very important for you to follow the fasting instructions carefully, otherwise the hospital may postpone or cancel your surgery.

Pre-Admission Confirmation

Prior to your surgery, the pre-admission coordinator (at the relevant hospital) will contact you to confirm the admission and fasting times. The hospital may also discuss your health insurance status and personal details. A registered nurse may also discuss with you any special needs, medical conditions, pick-up instructions and overnight arrangements if required at the external hospital.