Are you having a Procedure Under Sedation at Clinic 66?

procedure under sedation clinic66 factsheet

Any procedure with intravenous sedation anaesthetic means that you need to have an empty stomach, and so you should:

  • NOT eat any food during the 6 hours prior to your appointment
  • Drink only water between 6 and 2 hours before your appointment
  • Have nothing at all to eat or drink in the 2 hours leading up to your appointment (and this includes lollies and chewing gum). You should also not be smoking during this time.
  • Take any regular medications with a small sip of water on the day of your procedure

If you have any PRE-EXISTING medical condition such as diabetes or heart disease, then PLEASE let us know so that a nurse can provide you with specific instructions, and we can also book you in at an appropriate time.

If you have a sedation anaesthetic, you cannot drive yourself home and you should not travel alone on public transport. You will need to organise for someone to drive you or escort you home.

For a female procedure

Please bring along:

  • 2 or 3 sanitary pads (light flow only)
  • some photo identification- a driver’s licence or passport
  • your Medicare card
  • warm, comfortable clothes and nothing that is too restrictive around the tummy
  • your support person can bring a snack, some food or drink for AFTER the procedure

For men having a vasectomy

Please ensure that you have shaved around your scrotum!

Do not take aspirin or blood thinning medication for at least 10 days before your vasectomy procedure.

Please bring along:

  • some photo identification- a driver’s licence or passport
  • your Medicare card
  • comfortable clothes, no tight trousers
  • supportive underwear- jocks, not shorts

You may also want to have a snack, some food or drink prepared for AFTER the procedure.



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31 Bertram St, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
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