General Anaesthetic (GA)

Surgery Time

  • We will contact you 1 week prior to your booked surgery date to discuss all relevant information pertaining to your surgery.

Admission Forms

  • Mr Badcock can provide you with these forms or alternatively you can do them online which can be found ot


  • All fasting details will be explained to you during your confirmation call. An email with these details will also be sent to you for your reference.
  • Afternoon surgery:

    • A light breakfast (tea and toast) may be taken before 7am.
    • After 7am, you should have nothing to eat or drink.
    • You may have a sip of water (5-10mL) to take any of your usual medications.

    Your Usual Medications

    • Please continue to take all of your current medications as usual.
    • Diabetic patients will receive specific instructions from Mr Badcock.
    • If you have any questions, please telephone Mr Badcock’s rooms on (03) 9596 0299.

    Your Recovery

    • The length of your recovery and the level of discomfort you experience will vary with the type of surgery you have and your body’s individual healing response.
    • Most people can expect to be quite tired after surgery, and to require strong pain-relief medication for 4-5 days.
    • Should you require a medical certificate for time off work, please telephone Mr Badcock’s rooms on (03) 9596 0299.


    Hospital Fees:

    • There is a fee for surgery in a private hospital. Your private health insurance should cover a significant portion of these fees. However, you may still have ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses or a ‘gap’ in fees to cover.
    • These will need to be paid on admission to the hospital on the day of surgery.
    • You may contact your health fund and the hospital to find out exactly how much you will be expected to pay on the day.
    • Medicare will contribute nothing to this cost.

    Anaesthetic Fees:

    • A specialist anaesthetist will administer the anaesthetic which will put you to sleep on the day of surgery.
    • This doctor will send you an account in the mail or may require pre payment.
    • You can receive a rebate from medicare or your private insurance on the costs of treatment by this doctor.

    Surgical Fees:

    • Mr Badcock’s fees need to be paid prior to the day of surgery.
    • Cash, Credit Card and Eftpos are all accepted.
    • An itemised receipt will be issued on the day of surgery and posted to you. This will allow any rebates available to you to be claimed from Medicare or your Health Fund depending on the procedure.