Our team of specialists has an active interest in the care of patients around the time of surgery, and have public hospital appointments in perioperative medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Austin Health and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Our specialists have experience in managing complex postoperative patients from the recovery room through to post-discharge medical review. We provide a high-availability co-management (hospitalist) model than ensures ready access to specialist management of pre- and post-operative medical issues.
Referrals are welcome for:
inpatient co-management of complex patients or those undergoing high-risk procedures
preoperative assessment and risk modification
perioperative medication management
pre- or post-operative anaemia, electrolyte derangement or volume assessment
postoperative pain management, including non-opioid adjuncts and early opioid de-escalation
Referrals for perioperative care can be made in advance of elective procedures in the form of electronically-signed operating lists as well as by standard referral letters. We maintain a 24-hour on-call service at each of our inpatient locations for urgent referrals and management advice.
Inpatients: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Cabrini Malvern
Outpatients: Flemington, East Melbourne, Parkville
Dr Ronan O'Donovan
Dr Zeb Jamrozik
Dr George Heriot
Dr Jas Jayarajan