Your Anaesthetic

Some types of anaesthesia stops you feeling pain and other sensations. It can be given in various ways and does not always make you unconscious.

Local anaesthesia involves injections which numb a small part of your body. You stay conscious but free from pain.

Regional anaesthesia involves injections which numb a larger or deeper part of the body. You stay conscious but free from pain.

General anaesthesia gives a state of controlled unconsciousness. It is essential for some operations. You are unconscious and feel nothing.

The choice of anaesthetic depends on:

  • your operation
  • your answers to the questions you have been asked
  • your physical condition
  • your preferences and the reasons for them
  • your anaesthetist’s recommendations for you and the reasons for them

Anaesthetic patient leaflets

Please find an extensive series of patient information leaflets below:

You and your
anaesthetic
Your anaesthetic for major surgery with planned high dependency care or intensive care afterwards
Your spinal anaesthetic    

Nerve blocks for surgery on the shoulder, arm or hand

Epidural pain relief after surgery

 

Anaesthetic patient leaflets

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question or need to rescedule your appointment.

0114 2266235 or 0114 2266369

 

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