Anaesthetists are specialised doctors trained in administering anaesthesia, as well as pain control, resuscitation and managing medical emergencies.

Your anaesthetist will see you before your procedure, allowing you the opportunity to discuss any concerns. It is important you disclose everything you think may be relevant, and to follow your specific medical and fasting instructions. Your anaesthetist will monitor you during the procedure and throughout the recovery process.

Developments in surgical techniques combined with modern anaesthesia results in rapid patient recovery. This makes day surgery a safe and common choice for hospitalisation.

Although drugs administered are given in the smallest effective doses, they may take a while to be eliminated from your body. For this reason you should not drive, operate machinery or sign
important documents for 24 hours following your procedure.