About Your Anaesthetic

Prior to undergoing any surgical procedure you will meet with our Anaesthetist who will discuss your anaesthetic options with you. The Anaesthetist will remain with you throughout your procedure and will carefully monitor your vital signs and anaesthesia.

It is important that you do not have anything to eat for five hours prior to your procedure and nothing to drink for 4 hours prior to your procedure.  The staff member making your appointment will tell you what time you will be required to fast from, and adherence to this request will assist us to maintain your safety during the procedure.

Please do not wear any jewellery, make-up or nail polish on the day of your procedure, as this may interfere with your monitoring whilst under anaesthetic.

After undergoing an anaesthetic, you may feel quite tired for the rest of the day, and some people may experience light-headedness at times.  You are therefore required to bring a responsible adult to accompany you home following the procedure as you will be unable to drive for 24 hours.

A lot of people have fear of Anaesthetics and 50 years ago Anaesthesia was no where as safe as it is today. World wide Drug companies have researched and discovered superior drugs for the purpose of Anaesthesia. These modern drugs are extremely safe with low doses used, fast onset of action and quick recovery, thus making the modern Anaesthesia simple and safe.