General Anaesthetic Information


General Anaesthetic



We offer procedures under General Anaesthesia at following Hospitals.


Vermont Private Hospital 

Patient Information


St John of God, Berwick

Patient information


Before GA

You will need to fast for eight hours before your operation. This means taking no food or drink, including water.

Good oral hygiene before your operation can reduce your risk of infection.  We recommend that you brush your teeth and use dental floss before you come in for your procedure.

Some medicines can interfere with your procedure, such as blood thinners (Warfarin, Aspirin) or osteoporosis medication (Fosamax or Actonel).  Please inform your surgeon or anaesthetist prior to the day of surgery if you are taking any medications. If you are taking antibiotics before your surgery you should continue taking them as directed on the morning of your procedure.

You should refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for two weeks prior to your surgery and for at least 7 days after your operation.

You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure.


Pre-admission confirmation

Prior to your surgery, the staff at the hospital, where you will be undergoing the procedure, will contact you to confirm the admission and fasting times. The hospital may also discuss your health insurance status and personal details, special requirements if any, medical conditions, and pick-up instructions.


After GA

Most oral surgery procedures are day procedures and you will be discharged a few hours after the procedure.

The hospital staff will ensure that you receive post-operative instructions, a post-operative care pack with gauze and a syringe to keep your mouth clean after the surgery, and an after-hours emergency contact number.