Dr Ajintha Pathmanathan
Dr Ajintha Pathmanathan is general anaesthetist with a special interest in ultrasound and echo, obesity medicine, regional and developing world anaesthesia. Read more...
The safety standard of anaesthesia is very high in Australia making your care safer and better. This is a result of a number of factors including rigorous training and examination as administered by the College (FANZCA), improved drugs , techniques and equipment.
What can you do?
It is in your own interest to make sure that your health is as good as it can be at the time of surgery. Ideally lose weight if you are over weight, have regular check ups with your GP and keep fit!
Most regular medication should be taken right up until the day of surgery. It is quite alright to have your morning medication on the day of surgery with a sip of water.
Warfarin , Insulin , Iscover (Clopidrogel) - If you take any of these please contact the rooms on 08 6102 6643.
Oral Diabetic medication such as Metformin, Diabex, Glibenclamide - Please do not take these on the morning of surgery
Aspirin - Your surgeon will advise you whether to stop this.
FASTING GUIDELINES for adults and children unless otherwise specified by Dr Pathmanathan
Morning Surgery - Fast from midnight for Food and Milk. You may have clear fluids (Water, lemonade and clear fruit juice) until 6am in the morning.
Afternoon Surgery - A light breakfast to be completed by 7am as well as any Milk drink. You may have clear fluids (water, lemonade and clear fruit juice) until 11am.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SURGEONS' ROOMS TO CONFIRM IF YOUR SURGERY IS BOOKED FOR THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON, AS YOUR ADMISSION TIME IS NOT ALWAYS A CLEAR INDICATOR.
Dr Pathmanathan charges fees in accordance with units as set out by medicare. This takes into account many factors including pre-operative consultation, the type of surgery, time taken, special monitoring, local anaesthetic nerve blocks, patient health factors, age, emergency or elective surgery.
For each procedure a certain number of units are generated and a fee determined. For many procedures it is possible to give an estimate, however the final fee may vary if the time taken or type of surgery or other factors change.
Rebates - Medicare, Health Funds and Gap Payments
In some cases there will be a gap which is your personal responsibility to pay. In other cases the Medicare rebate and health fund rebate will cover the fee. In many instances your health fund will be billed directly and the health fund will rebate to Dr Pathmanathan both the Medicare portion and the private health fund rebate. In these cases if there is a gap owing you will be sent an account for this amount.
If you have any further queries please contact Claire Brown (secretary for Dr Pathmanathan) by email [email protected], phone 08 6102 6643 or fax 08 6102 2863.
Dr Ajintha Pathmanathan qualified with an Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MB BS) from University of Western Australia in 2001. After a foundation in all the medical subspecialties and particularly intensive care she commenced her training with the Nuffield Anaesthetic Department in Oxford, UK. She subsequently completed training in Sydney at the Royal Northshore Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. After attaining her Anaesthetic Specialist qualifications (FANZCA) she returned to the United Kingdom for a Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellowship at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust in 2011.
Dr Ajintha Pathmanathan
Dr Ajintha Pathmanathan is an Anaesthetist based in Australia.