Dr Rebecca Kamp is a Brisbane anaesthetist who completed her medical and anaesthetic specialist training in South East Queensland.
While she currently provides anaesthesia services for a broad range of surgical specialties her areas of clinical interest are anaesthesia for gynaecological surgery, neurosurgery, the fields of peri-operative medicine and pain management. She also has a strong interest in medical education and teaching and is a local facilitator for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Anaesthetists as Educators Program. Additionally, Dr Kamp is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Education at Melbourne University.
Dr Kamp works in both public and private practice, with a current appointment as an anaesthetic staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where she enjoys teaching and mentoring anaesthetic trainees, and being part of the acute pain management service. Dr Kamp is passionate about providing high quality anaesthetic care tailored to the need of the individual patient and their surgical procedure. Dr Kamp looks forward to being part of the team caring for you and welcomes any feedback you may have.
- Click here to complete a pre-anaesthetic questionnaire, this will assist Dr Kamp to tailor your anaesthetic to your needs.
- If you haven’t already heard from Dr Kamp’s rooms – please ring 3710 8258 to obtain a quote for your anaesthetic – you will need the following information:
- Date of procedure (if known)
- Procedure description and the surgical item number/s provided to you by your surgeon
- Your personal details including name, date of birth, address, contact telephone number, email address, health fund and Medicare details.
- Read the General Anaesthesia Patient Information form (sent with your quote) or visit our FAQs page
- If you are going home the day of your procedure, ensure you have someone to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours. Additionally, ensure you have a supply of simple pain relief medication (e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen). If you require additional medication Dr Kamp or your surgeon will discuss this with you and provide you with a script.
- Stop smoking – the longer before surgery the better, but even quitting smoking the day before surgery can lower the risk of complications. The levels of nicotine and carboxyhaemoglobin (carbon monoxide attached the oxygen-carrying blood cells) begin dropping immediately – improving oxygen delivery to tissues. Surgery is a great time to quit for good and can be a wonderful incentive to improve your general health and save money. If you need support to quit link into QUIT HQ: www.quithq.initiatives.qld.gov.au
- If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) please bring your CPAP machine to hospital
If it is more than a week until your surgery, consider:
- Losing weight if you are overweight, particularly if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 30 (calculate your BMI at www.healthyweight.health.gov.au). Obesity increases the risks of complications during surgery and anaesthesia, and your recovery. Even small weight loss is beneficial. Ask your GP about losing weight safely.
- If you have any loose teeth or unstable caps/crowns – visit your dentist to have these repaired
- Improve your cardiorespiratory (heart and lung) fitness by increasing activity levels
- Drink less alcohol, as alcohol may alter the effect of anaesthetic medicines
- Stop taking recreational drugs as these may affect the anaesthetic
- Patients will be transferred to the recovery area (post-anaesthetic care unit) following an anaesthetic. Patients will have a nurse allocated to care for them, and the anaesthetist will provide instructions and prescriptions for administering medications for pain relief, nausea or specific medical conditions.
- If you are discharged on the same day as surgery, you should receive clear written instructions on your post-operative care and pain management.
- It is not uncommon for patients to feel light-headed, dizzy or slightly drowsy following anaesthesia. Patients should not drive, operate machinery or make any important decisions in the first 24hrs after anaesthesia.
- If you are staying in hospital overnight, whenever possible Dr Kamp will visit you on the day after your operation to monitor and adjust any medications for pain or nausea.
- Please call Dr Kamp’s rooms if you have concerns about your pain management or your anaesthetic
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