SA - Adelaide Specialist Anaesthetist (MD, FANZCA)
Dr Irina Hollington lives in Adelaide and works as a Specialist Anaesthetist in private practice and has a specialist Pain Medicine Physician appointment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She obtained her Fellowship in Anaesthesia in 2013, and recently completed her Fellowship in Chronic Pain Medicine and enjoys having a wide and varied practice in both. Irina has a strong interest in teaching medical students and doctors in training.
What can you do for your upcoming anaesthetic?
This is very important prior to your anaesthetic to keep you safe from aspirating stomach contents into your lungs. Fasting includes not eating and not chewing gum or eating sweets, and not drinking coffee, tea, milk, juices and carbonated drinks for 6h beforehand. The only exception to this is small amounts of water to assist with taking tablets unless specified otherwise.
Most regular medication should be taken right up until your surgery. Please let me know if you take Insulin, Warfarin, or Clopidrogel, or any other blood-thinning medications.
Aspirin - Your surgeon will advise you whether to stop this. It can be continued for many types of surgery.
Oral Diabetic medication (such as Metformin, Diabex, Glibenclamide) - Please do not take these on the morning of surgery.
Dr Hollington charges fees 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 specific 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 most instances the Medicare rebate and health fund rebate will cover the entire fee. In some cases there will be a gap which is your personal responsibility to pay. In many instances your health fund will be billed directly and the health fund will pay Dr Hollington 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.
After your surgery
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If you would like to discuss any aspect of your anaesthetic, or if you have any questions either prior to or after your operation, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Hollington on [email protected].
Further details related to Dr Irina Hollington:
• MD (Hons) (Freiburg, Germany 2002)
• FANZCA (2013)
• Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA)
• Ordinary Member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)
• Member of the South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Associations (SASMOA)
• Member of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH)
• Anaesthesia for General, Colorectal, and Spinal Surgery
• Peri-operative Medicine
• Acute and Chronic Pain Management
Training & Experience
Irina completed her undergraduate medical education at The University of Freiburg, Germany, before undertaking her internship and residency years as well as anaesthetic training in several hospitals in Germany and Switzerland. In 2004 she emigrated to Australia. Her anaesthetic training was completed through the South Australian Anaesthetic Training Program between 2005-2013. His was followed by a general anaesthesia fellowship, and subsequently a sub-speciality fellowship in Chronic Pain Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
• Specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
• Care of the critically ill surgical patient (CCrISP) course instructor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Dr Irina Hollington
Dr Irina Hollington is an Anaesthetist based in SA - Adelaide Australia.