Patient Info

Who is an Anaesthetist?

A specialist anaesthetist is a fully qualified medical doctor who, after obtaining their medical degree, has spent at least two years working in the hospital system before completing a further five years of training in anaesthesia.

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General Pre-Operative Information

People often think of anaesthesia as being put to sleep. However, that’s not strictly true. Rather, the anaesthetist puts you into a state of carefully controlled unconsciousness. This is done so that surgery will be painless.

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Complications explained

To assist you in understanding how often complications occur, please consider these definitions

  • Common side effects (>1%),

  • Uncommon complications (< 1%)

  • Rare but serious complications (<0.1%)

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