- Dr Rob Burrell, Anaesthesia Auckland
- Dr Gerry Willemsen, Anaesthesia Auckland
- Dr Johanna Rose, Epsom Anaesthesia
- Dr Mark Reddy, Epsom Anaesthesia
- Dr Simeon Eaton, Epsom Anaesthesia
Eating and Drinking.
You cannot eat or drink within 6 hours of the planned surgery time so for most patients they should not eat or drink from midnight prior to the surgery. If you are having surgery in the afternoon, you may be able to drink small amounts of water up to three hours prior to surgery. This information will have been specified to you in your pre-admission pack. If you do not follow these guidelines, your surgery will need to be rescheduled.
You can take you regular medications on the morning of surgery with a small amount water. If you are taking medication for diabetes of if you are on blood thinners, please discuss this with us prior to surgery.
We suggest that you consider your attire carefully to wear post-surgery at the hospital. For example, with shoulder surgery, button up shirts and slip on shoes are advised as you will have restricted movement post-surgery.