Perioperative Medicine

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