Worcestershire Anaesthetic Group

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Home On the Day of Your Operation Before the Operation

Before the Operation

Your anaesthetist will meet you before your operation and will:

  • Ask you about your health
  • Discuss with you which types of anaesthetic can be used
  • Discuss with you the benefits, risks and your preferences
  • Decide with you which anaesthetic would be best for you
  • Decide for you, if you would prefer that.

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 anaesthetistís recommendations for you and the reasons for them
  • The equipment, staff and other resources at your hospital.

When you are called for your operation:

  • A member of staff will go with you to the theatre.
  • You can wear your glasses, hearing aids and dentures until you are in the anaesthetic room.
  • Jewellery and decorative piercing should ideally be removed. If you cannot remove your jewellery, it can be covered with tape to prevent damage to it or to your skin.
  • Theatre staff will check your identification bracelet, your name and date of birth, and will ask you about other details in your medical records as a final check that you are having the right operation.

Worcestershire Anaesthetic Group

52 Fruitlands, Malvern Wells, Wr14 4XA

Email: info@worcestershireanaestheticgroup.co.uk

Telephone: 0773 2674647