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.
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.
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%)