Dr Joshua Lau MBBS, B Med Sci (Hon), FANZCA
I am a specialist Anaesthetist doctor who looks after patients at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear and Box Hill Hospitals, and throughout private surgical centres in Melbourne. I provide anaesthesia for all types of procedures except for cardiac surgery. Additionally, I also utilise regional anaesthesia (local anaesthetic blocks) when appropriate to be either the sole anaesthetic technique or to optimise postoperative pain control. I actively participate in, and fulfil the requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program, in order to update my practice, skills and knowledge base.
If I am scheduled to be your anaesthetist, a letter of introduction which includes information about your perioperative care will be sent along with an estimate on the costs for the anaesthesia care.
On the day before your surgery, I will contact you (or a parent for a child patient) by phone so that we can discuss the anaesthesia plans and expectations in a leisurely manner. Any questions concerning the anaesthetic will be welcomed. Unfortunately, time issues make this difficult for any emergency or unplanned procedures.
If you have any concerns regarding your anaesthetic care that you would like addressed earlier, please contact our rooms. Should the staff be unable to answer your queries, I will be notified so that I contact you directly.